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What is BCBS of Illinois' policy on coblation-assisted turbinoplasty and nasal coblation plasma surgery performed under CPT 30802 within SUR 706.001 BCBSIL policy? Why BCBS of Illinois keeps CPT 30802 approval for coblation-assisted turbinoplasty in the "pended" status but proceeds to issue the approval of the procedure to the medical services provider?
Another major healthcare insurance carrier Aetna Insurance considers coblation-assisted turbinoplasty and nasal coblation plasma surgery experimental, investigational and/or unproven because of insufficient evidence in the peer-reviewed literature. Aetna states that the effectiveness of coblation non-thermal volumetric tissue reduction for treatment of hypertrophy of nasal turbinates has not been established, refers to the study by Li PZ et al. (2013) that concludes that the long-term effect of turbinate coblation still needed further observation (see Aetna's CBP 0475 as of 02/14/23 -www.aetna.com/.../0475.html).
We would need a member ID number, and to speak with the member of the policy, in order to verify benefits. Also, we ask that you do not post personal insurance information publicly. Please send us a private message. ~ HC
please check the group policy 771238 (Blue Edge PPO)
We are not able to verify coverage without an active policy. If you are a provider you can reach out to provider services for any questions regarding coverage of procedures. ~ HC
I don't have a policy with you. Please advise.
Hello, If you currently have a policy with us, please send us a private message and we can check on this for you. ~ HC
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