Avalon Policy Number Updates

Avalon Policy Number Updates

BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan use Avalon Healthcare Solutions to administer a comprehensive suite of laboratory benefit management services to promote patient access to affordable, high-quality health care. Avalon is an independent company that provides benefit management services on behalf of BlueCross and BlueChoice®.

During the first quarter of 2021, the policy numbers for the below Avalon medical policies located on the Medical Policies page of www.BlueChoiceSC.com were updated; however, no changes were made to the content of the policies.  See the new policy numbers below.

Policy Name New Policy Number Previous Policy Number
Parathyroid Hormone, Phosphorus, Calcium and Magnesium Testing CAM 217 CAM 701116
Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuloidy CAM 254 CAM 40114
Genetic Testing and Genetic Expression Profiling in Patients with Cutaneous Melanoma CAM 255 CAM 20477
Genetic Testing for Germline Mutations of the RET Proto-Oncogene CAM 256 CAM 20405
Genetic Testing for Familial Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma CAM 257 CAM 20444
Genetic Testing of Mitochondrial Disorders CAM 258 CAM 204117
BRCA CAM 261 CAM 20402
Vectra DA Blood Test for Rheumatoid Arthritis CAM 264 CAM 204119
Genetic Cancer Susceptibility Panels Using Next Generation Sequencing CAM 265 CAM 20493
Genetic Testing for Epilepsy CAM 266 CAM 204109
Diagnosis and Management of Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance CAM 267 CAM 20101
Urinary Tumor Markers for Bladder Cancer CAM 268 CAM 20407
Diagnosis of Vaginitis including Multi-target PCR Testing CAM 269 CAM 20416
Intracellular Micronutrient Analysis CAM 270 CAM 20473
Testing for Diagnosis of Helicobacter Pylori CAM 271 CAM 20406
Liquid Biopsy CAM 273 CAM 204141
Genetic Testing for Inherited Cardiomyopathies and Channelopathies CAM 276 CAM 20443
Serum Tumor Markers for Malignancies CAM 277 CAM 20302
Gene Expression Testing for Breast Cancer Prognosis CAM 278 CAM 20436
Molecular Markers in Fine Needle Aspirates of the Thyroid CAM 279 CAM 20478
Mutation Analysis in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms CAM 280 CAM 20460
Genetic Testing for Connective Tissue Disorders CAM 281 CAM 204129
Plasma HIV-1 and HIV-2 RNA Quantification for HIV Infection CAM 282 CAM 20122
Venous and Arterial Thrombosis Risk Testing CAM 283 CAM 20482

Note: Additional policies will be added to the list throughout the year.