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Angiography CAT Scans

October 27, 2009

The CT Angiography Pilot ended on April 1, 2009. We will approve this service based on medical necessity using the American College of Cardiology criteria for all lines of business that would typically require precertification.

We will use the standard code set 0146T - 0149T for precertification and determining payment on these claims. Please contact National Imaging Associates (NIA) to get precertification for fully insured patients. On behalf of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, NIA handles precertification for certain imaging services. NIA is an independent company. Contact BlueCross for precertification for members of other plans, such as the State Health Plan, Federal Employee Program (FEP) and other ASO groups. For more information, see our precertification requirements.

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