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NASS announces new coverage recommendations

October 19, 2016

The North American Spine Society recently announced it will be rolling out new coverage recommendations for spine treatments every few months and recently added coccygectomy, DNA-based scoliosis test, electrical stimulation for bone healing and facet joint interventions to its list.

“As a leader in the spine care community, [North American Spine Society] NASS is committed to preserving patient access to safe and effective spinal procedures with appropriate clinical indications,” Christopher M. Bono, MD, president of NASS, said in a letter to NASS members. “It is our strong intent and vision that insurance providers, patients and spine care professionals like you will utilize these coverage recommendations as a reference to serve fair reimbursement decisions and guard against inappropriate denial of quality spine care.”

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