Medicare Payment Policies

Payment policies are designed to assist you when submitting claims to CareSource. They are routinely updated to promote accurate coding and policy clarification. These proprietary policies are not a guarantee of payment.  Payments for claims may be subject to limitations and/or qualifications. Payment will be determined based upon a review of the actual services provided to a member and will be determined when the claim is received for processing. Health care providers and their office staff are encouraged to use self-service channels to verify member’s eligibility.

Policy Hierarchy

Decision making for Medicare Advantage is based upon the following hierarchy.


NCDs and LCDs can be found at Please refer to the Coverage Determinations for Medicare Advantage policy for additional information on this process. The clinical rationale used by CareSource for making health coverage determinations is available by calling or faxing the CareSource Medical Management Department.  

The policies below are in PDF format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may download it here.

Current Payment Policies

PolicyEffective Date
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Cardiac Pacemaker Evaluation Services
Consultation Services Rendered by a Podiatrist in a Skilled Nursing Facility
Hydrophilic Contact Lenses
Independent Provider10/27/2016
Intraocular Lenses
Noninvasive Tests of Carotid Function
Refractive Keratoplasty
Sleep Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Treatment of Psoriasis

Archived Payment Policies