Reminder: Urine Drug Testing Medical Policy Update

January 19, 2017

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) "Urine Drug Testing Including Pain Management and Substance Abuse Monitoring" medical policy was recently updated and posted on Sept. 15, 2016. As of Dec. 15, 2016, this policy now states that any drug or drug class being tested for, must be referred by the clinician in a written order, denoting the need in the patient's medical record.

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