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Coverage Policies for Epidural Injections and Facet Interventions

Wednesday, January 15, 2014  
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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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