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ISASS Policy Statement – Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

ISASS Policy Statement – Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion August 22, 2014 The ISASS Coding and Reimbursement Task Force has been busy addressing our membership’s needs while advocating spine access (further projects are in the pipeline). Our past MIS SIJ Policy was created early as MIS SIJ was evolving. The current body of literature is…

Globus Medical GREAT Patient Support

Globus Reimbursement Education & Assistance Team (GREAT) Globus Reimbursement Hotline Toll Free Phone: 1-855-GLOBUS1 (1-855-456-2871) Email: reimbursement@globusmedical.com Support for: Patients (US), Surgeons & Hospitals GREAT assists patients with coverage for Globus Medical products. Prior authorization Appeals Internal – First and second level appeals External – Independent Reviewer GREAT provides tools to assist surgeons and hospitals…

Policy Statement – Cervical Artificial Disc

Domagoj Coric, MD Department of Neurosurgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC USA Original Article Published at: http://dx.doi.org/10.14444/1006 Introduction by Morgan Lorio, MD, FACS, Chair, ISASS Task Force on Coding & Reimbursement The ISASS Task Force reached out to Domagoj Coric, MD to provide a timely summation on cervical disc arthroplasty given his special interest and…

Statement on Coding Changes for Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion 2014

ISASS/IASP is fostering relationships with the payer community to keep them informed of guidelines that impact their members and policy decision making. ISASS/IASP continues to support access of medically necessary procedures to patients and support the spine practices of our member surgeons. The ISASS Statement on Coding Changes for Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion 2014…

Introduction of SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

ISASS staff participated in a conference call conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) in which the SRG Repeal Legislation was discussed. We felt ISASS members would want to review the information presented. Staff for the chairmen and ranking minority members of the three Congressional committees of jurisdiction briefed physician groups this afternoon on the…

Spotlight on the ISASS Coding and Reimbursement Task Force

Spotlight on the ISASS Coding and Reimbursement Task Force September 12, 2013 In response to continued downward pressure from government and commercial payers on spine surgery coverage and reimbursement, the ISASS Coding & Reimbursement Task Force continues to evaluate policies that may be detrimental to optimal patient care, and that may unnecessarily or punitively reduce…

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