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WA HTCC Draft Coverage Determination – Facet Neurotomy – Open for Comments

Thursday, April 10, 2014  

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) has released for public comment its Draft Findings and Decision for Facet Neurotomy, based on a public meeting held on March 21.


Two ISIS members from Washington State, Drs. Paul Dreyfuss and Alison Stout, attended in person and made very compelling arguments for appropriate coverage.   ISIS also submitted extensive comments on this topic, encouraging the HTA to incorporate best available evidence.  As a result, the committee decided to cover some, but not all, of the procedures advocated by ISIS.  


ISIS is preparing a response to the draft coverage determination.  ISIS members, particularly those residing in Washington, are encouraged to comment.  The deadline for comment submission is April 22.

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