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SIS Comments on Coverage Exclusions in Humana’s Headache and Occipital Neuralgia Treatment Policy

Wednesday, March 22, 2017  

On March 17, 2017, the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) informed Humana that exclusions in the Humana coverage policy, “Headache and Occipital Neuralgia Treatments,” (policy number HGO-0455-012, issued 02/23/2017), are inconsistent with the evidence-base.

Humana now excludes coverage for third occipital nerve (C2-3) denervation and radiofrequency neurotomy (RF) for its members; incorrectly considering these beneficial treatments to be experimental/investigational.

SIS’s comment letter summarizes the available literature, citing 16 peer-reviewed medical articles that counter Humana’s policy, and offers Humana ongoing input and expertise in this matter.

 Read the SIS comment letter and view the Humana policy.

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