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ISIS Receives Multi-specialty Support in Addressing Health Technology Assessment Process for Spinal Injections

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Washington State Healthcare Technology Assessment Program (HTA), has announced an evidence review of all spinal injections. The questions proposed by HTA for the evidence review were seriously flawed, mainly in the fact that they did not make any distinction between the diagnostic and therapeutic injections. The WA HTA policies have been cited in the past, as basis for denial of coverage by other third party payors, both state and private; therefore it is imperative that any proposed evidence questions for spinal injections be well worded and informed.

ISIS has formulated a response and was able to gather multi-specialty support for it: AAPM&R, AAPM, ACR, SIR, ASNR, ASSR, NASS, AANS and CNS signed-on to the comments that were submitted to the HTA.

To read the letter click here.

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