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SIS Suggests Changes to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas’ Sacroiliac Joint Pain Policy

Tuesday, September 18, 2018  
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas’ coverage policy Diagnosis and Treatment of Sacroiliac Joint Pain excludes coverage for radiofrequency ablation of the sacroiliac joint, also referred to as lateral branch radiofrequency neurotomy (LBRFN), as unproven or medically unnecessary. On September 11, 2018, SIS submitted a comment letter to the insurer suggesting, based on a multisociety-endorsed set of appropriate use criteria for sacroiliac interventions, that the procedure is an appropriate treatment for suitably selected patients.

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