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Policy change with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Thursday, May 29, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dallas Williamson
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A policy change with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield states that, "monitored anesthesia care is not considered medically necessary for colonoscopies, bronchoscopes, or interventional pain procedures in patients at average risk related to use of anesthesia and sedation" (ASA PS 1 & 2 patients).  PANA has been in touch with other anesthesia providers to voice concerns over this policy change with Highmark.  Members are encouraged to contact their billing service to determine the extent to which, this change affects your practice.  Updates will be communicated to the PANA members as they become available.