MMC Benefits Handbook
Experimental or Investigational Services or Unproven Services
Medical, surgical, diagnostic, psychiatric, substance abuse or health care services, technologies, supplies, treatments, procedures, drug therapies or devices that, at the time the Claims Administrator makes a determination regarding coverage in a particular case, are determined to be any of the following:
- Not approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be lawfully marketed for the proposed use and not identified in the American Hospital Formulary Service or the United States Pharmacopea Dispensing Information as appropriate for the proposed use
- Subject to review and approval by any institutional review board for the proposed use
- The subject of an ongoing clinical trial that meets the definition of a Phase 1, 2 or 3 clinical trial set forth in the FDA regulations, regardless of whether the trial is actually subject to FDA oversight.