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SIS Recommends Changes to Novitas Provider Qualification Determinations

Thursday, November 3, 2016  

On November 2, 2016, SIS submitted a letter to Novitas Solutions, a U.S. Medicare administrative contractor, encouraging the company to reconsider provider qualifications in their Epidural Injections Local Coverage Determination (LCD) to stipulate that only appropriately trained physicians should perform spine intervention procedures.

SIS commends Novitas on addressing the vast majority of suggestions made in a March 2016 comment letter but insists that rendering appropriate care to avert devastating injury is well beyond the scope of physician extenders, such as physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Read the November 2016 letter for additional details.



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