Políticas clínicas y de pago

Clinical Policies

Clinical policies are one set of guidelines used to assist in administering health plan benefits, either by prior authorization or payment rules.  They include but are not limited to policies relating to evolving medical technologies and procedures, as well as pharmacy policies.  Clinical policies help identify whether services are medically necessary based on information found in generally accepted standards of medical practice; peer-reviewed medical literature; government agency/program approval status; evidence-based guidelines and positions of leading national health professional organizations; views of physicians practicing in relevant clinical areas affected by the policy; and other available clinical information. 

All policies found in the Ambetter of Tennessee Clinical Policy Manual apply to Ambetter of Tennessee members. Policies in the Ambetter of Tennessee Clinical Policy Manual may have either a Ambetter of Tennessee or a “Centene” heading. Ambetter of Tennessee utilizes InterQual® criteria for those medical technologies, procedures or pharmaceutical treatments for which a Ambetter of Tennessee clinical policy does not exist.  InterQual is a nationally recognized evidence-based decision support tool.  You may access the InterQual® SmartSheet(s)™ for Adult and Pediatric procedures, durable medical equipment and imaging procedures by logging into the secure provider portal or by calling Ambetter of Tennessee. In addition, Ambetter of Tennessee may from time to time delegate utilization management of specific services; in such circumstances, the delegated vendor’s guidelines may also be used to support medical necessity and other coverage determinations. Other non-clinical policies (e.g., payment policies) or contract terms may further determine whether a technology, procedure or treatment that is not addressed in the Clinical Policy Manuals or  InterQual®criteria is payable by Ambetter of Tennessee.   

If you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact Member Services and ask to be directed to the Medical Management department.

Clinical Policy List
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3 Day Payment Window (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/01/2014
Heart-Lung Transplant (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Paclitaxel Protein Bound (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/01/2015
30 Day Readmission (PDF)
Effective Date: 1/01/2015
Home phototherapy for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/31/2018
Pancreas transplant (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/28/2018
Allergy Testing and Therapy (PDF)
Effective Date: 1/31/2018
Hospice Services (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Pediatric heart transplant (PDF)
Effective Date: 1/31/2018
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplants for sickle cell anemia and beta-thalassemia (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/28/2018
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/31/2018
Pediatric Liver Transplant (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Ambulatory EEG (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Hyperemesis gravidarum treatment (PDF)
Effective Date: 3/30/2018
Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device for Stroke Prevention (PDF)
Effective Date: 5/31/2018
Ambulatory Surgery Center Optimization (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/16/2018
Hyperhidrosis treatments (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/28/2018
Physician's Consultation Services (PDF)
Effective Date: 11/01/2017
Applied Behavioral Analysis for Autism (PDF)
Effective Date: 1/31/2018
Implantable Wireless Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Posterior tibial nerve stimulation for voiding dysfunction (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Articular Cartilage Defect Repairs (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Infusion Therapy Site of Care Optimization (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/31/2018
Preventive Health and Clinical Practice Guideline Policy (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/19/2018
Balloon sinus ostial dilation (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/30/2018
Inhaled nitric oxide (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/30/2018
Problem-Oriented Visits with Preventative Services (PDF)
Effective Date: 11/1/2017
Bone-anchored hearing aid (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/31/2018
Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/28/2018
Problem-Oriented Visits with Surgical Procedures (PDF)
Effective Date: 11/1/2017
Carrier Screening in Pregnancy (PDF)
Effective Date: 5/31/2018
Intestinal and multivisceral transplant (PDF)
Effective Date: 6/30/2018
Radial Head Implant (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/19/2018
Caudal or Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections for Pain Management (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Intradiscal Steroid Injections for Pain Management (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Reduction mammoplasty and gynecomastia surgery (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/31/2018
Cell-free Fetal DNA Testing (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Leveling of Emergency Room Services (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/01/2017
Sacroiliac joint fusion (PDF)
Effective Date: 6/30/2018
Clinical Policy Committee (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/31/2018
Long Term Care Placement Criteria (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Sacroiliac Joint Interventions for Pain Management (PDF)
Effective: 8/31/2018
Clinical Policy Web Posting (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/24/2018
Lung Transplantation (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/31/2018
Sclerotherapy for Varicose Veins (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Cochlear Implant Replacements (PDF)
Effective Date: 10/31/2018
Lysis of Epidural Lesions (PDF)
Effective Date: 5/31/2018
Selective Nerve Root Blocks and Transforaminal Epidural Injections for Pain Management (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Dental Anesthesia (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Medical Necessity Criteria (PDF)
Effective Date: 6/30/2018
Sickle cell disease observation (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/31/2018
Diagnostic Testing Guidelines for 2019-Novel Coronavirus (PDF)
Date: 3/2020
Multiple Sleep Latency Testing (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Spinal Cord Stimulation (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/30/2018
Disc Decompression Procedures (PDF)
Effective Date: 5/31/2018
Neonatal abstinence syndrome guidelines (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/30/2018
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (PDF)
Effective Date: 1/31/2018
Discography (PDF)
Effective Date: 6/30/2018
Neonatal sepsis management (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/31/2018
Tandem Transplant (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/31/2018
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/31/2018
Nerve Blocks for Pain Management (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Testing for select genitourinary conditions (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Endometrial ablation (PDF)
Effective Date: 7/31/2018
NICU Apnea Bradycardia Guidelines (PDF)
Effective Date: 5/31/2018
Therapy Services (PT/OT/ST) (PDF)
Effective Date: 6/22/2018
Facet Joint Interventions for pain management (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/14/2018
NICU discharge guidelines (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Total Parenteral Nutrition and Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
Fecal incontinence treatments (PDF)
Effective Date: 12/29/2017
Non-myeloablative allogeneic stem cell transplants (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/28/2018
Transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale (PDF)
Effective Date: 12/29/2017
Functional MRI (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/30/2018
Non-Obstetrical Pelvic and Transvaginal Ultrasounds (PDF) Trigger Point Injections for Pain Management (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Gastric electrical stimulation (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/30/2018
Optic nerve decompression surgery (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
Ultrasound in Pregnancy (PDF)
Effective Date: 6/30/2018
Genetic Testing (PDF)
Effective Date: 4/30/2018
  Urinary Incontinence Devices and Treatments (PDF)
Effective Date: 9/24/2018
    Vagus Nerve Stimulation (PDF)
Effective Date: 8/31/2018
    Ventricular Assist Devices (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/28/2018
    Ventriculectomy and cardiomyoplasty (PDF)
Effective Date: 2/28/2018
    Zika Virus Testing (PDF)
Effective Date: 5/31/2018