Spinal Procedures Systematic Denials from NHP: Click Here.
February 20, 2014
VERTEBRAL AUGMENTATION LCD REVISION, FCSO, MEDICARE
This link provides the newly revised Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD) from our jurisdiction for Vertebral Augmentation:
1. Documentation of Medical Necessity is key.
2. Must be supported by imaging (MRI, or CT Scan, Bone Scan).
3. Absolute contraindication for Vertebral Augmentation (with cavity creation) includes a fracture greater than 1 year old that does not enhance with appropriate imaging.
4. Please review ‘Limitations of Coverage’ and ‘Indications.’
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