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Draft Genetic Testing Policies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama partners with Carelon Medical Benefits Management to administer genetic testing solutions for our members.

Carelon is our business associate and is an independent company that provides diagnostic testing, information and services. Carelon has agreed to follow our privacy and security policies regarding the confidentiality and protection of personal health information.

Note: Coverage is subject to the member's specific benefits. Group-specific policies will supersede these policies when applicable. Please refer to the member's benefit plan.

Draft Genetic Testing Policies


Effective June 30, 2024, the following updates apply to Carelon's Genetic Testing Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines. As part of the Carelon guideline annual review process, these updates focus on advancing efforts to drive clinically appropriate, safe and affordable healthcare services.

Summary of Changes to Carelon Genetic Testing Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines

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Comment on Draft Policies

To ensure that the development of medical policies occurs through an open, collaborative process, we welcome comments about medical policies that are in the draft stage. 

Participating providers are invited to submit scientific, evidence-based information, professional consensus opinions and other information supported by medical literature relevant to these draft policies for consideration.

Comments are accepted for 45 days from the posting date listed on the draft policy.

Make sure your voice is heard by providing feedback directly to us:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
Attn: Health Management - Medical Policy
P.O. Box 995
Birmingham, AL 35298-0001

Fax: 205-220-0878