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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield: Exhaled Nitric Oxide Medically Necessary

Posted Nov 17 2009 2:08am
The largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic has adopted a policy stating that measurement of exhaled nitric oxide is considered medically necessary in the management of asthma patients.

In its policy update, CareFirst refers to research demonstrating that exhaled nitric oxide measurement can be used to both predict and avoid relapsing of your asthma. Additionally, exhaled nitric oxide can be used to monitor medication compliance and may help in identifying possible environmental trigger.

The policy change will now allow measurement of exhaled nitric oxide as part of your doctor's plan for your asthma.

 

Source: http://asthma.about.com/b/2009/08/22/carefirst-bluecross-blueshield-exhaled-nitr

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