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SIS Suggests Changes to United Healthcare’s Ablative Treatment for Spinal Pain Policy

Thursday, December 6, 2018  

On December 4, 2018, SIS submitted comments to United Healthcare regarding their coverage policy, "Ablative Treatments for Spinal Pain." The Society recommends coverage of third occipital nerve (C2-3) radiofrequency neurotomy treatment for headache and occipital neuralgia as well as lateral branch radiofrequency neurotomy for sacroiliac joint pain. The SIS comment letter provides a detailed summary of the evidence of effectiveness in appropriately selected patients.


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