Humana New, Revised Medical Coverage Policies Implemented

May 2019 ~

Humana has released its most recent medical coverage policy changes, including updates to its Code Compendium (Ophthalmology) and Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy policies. These medical coverage policy updates can be seen below.

New Policies

  • Code Compendium (Ophthalmology)
  • Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy

Policies with Significant Revisions

  • Acne treatments
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatments
  • Bone graft substitutes
  • Code compendium (miscellaneous)
  • Durable medical equipment (DME)
  • Gene expression profiling
  • Genetic and biomarker testing for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Genetic testing for cancer susceptibility
  • Genetic testing for celiac disease
  • Noninvasive tests for hepatic fibrosis
  • Skin and tissue substitutes
  • Home prothrombin time monitoring devices
  • Tumor markers for diagnosis and monitoring of cancer
  • Varicose vein treatments
  • Ventricular assist device (VAD), total artificial heart (TAH)



Source(s): Humana’s YourPractice;