Cigna updates policy on CTA

By staff writers

January 29, 2021 -- Starting February 1, Cigna will no longer require preauthorization for CT angiography (CTA) of the heart, coronary arteries, and bypass grafts with contrast material including 3D image postprocessing.

Cigna's new policy change adds coverage of cardiac structure and morphology evaluation, cardiac function assessment, and evaluation of venous structures, if performed.

Among other policy changes at Cigna, fractional flow reserve CT no longer requires preauthorization either. Lastly, the firm removed preauthorization requirements for Current Procedural Terminology code 75574 in all markets with Cigna eviCore healthcare except for Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam.

Of course, patients must meet certain requirements to qualify for these procedures including having stable chest pain and intermediate risk of coronary artery disease, Cigna said.

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