Updates to Clinical Payment and Coding Policies Effective 11/1/2018

July 26, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has implemented clinical payment and coding policies based on criteria developed by specialized professional societies, national guidelines (e.g. MCGTM) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Provider Reimbursement Manual. Additional sources are used and can be provided upon request. The clinical payment and coding guidelines are not intended to provide billing or coding advice but to serve as a reference for facilities and providers.

Effective November 1, 2018, the following policies were updated or will be newly implemented:

Refer to Clinical Payment and Coding Policies under Standards and Requirements on the provider website for details on the policy being implemented.

If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact your BCBSTX Network Management Representative.

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