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Coverage Policies for Epidural Injections and Facet Interventions

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The following Medicare Contractors have posted draft Medicare local coverage decisions (LCDs) on Epidural Steroid Injections, and Facet Joint Interventions: Noridian Administrative Services, LLC; CGS Administrators, LLC; Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC; and Palmetto GBA. These draft LCDs were developed as a direct result of the recommendations put forward by the Multi-Society Pain Workgroup (MPW). ISIS has been actively participating in the MPW to ensure that interventional pain physicians have a voice in policy development. For more information about this process, please read the MPW Fact Sheet.

  • Cahaba: Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee. Document #1
  • CGS: Kentucky. Document #1, #2
  • Noridian: Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands. Document #1, #2
  • Palmetto: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia. Document #1

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