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September 20, 2022


NASS Signs On the Multi-society Pain Work Group Letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Regarding Prior Authorization for Facet Joint Interventions


This year, CMS has proposed to expand prior authorization requirements by adding a new service category for facet joint interventions performed in the hospital outpatient departments in order to curb what the agency believes may be unnecessary utilization. The societies disagree with this proposal and strongly urge CMS not to apply the prior authorization requirement to facet joint interventions as this requirement creates an improper and unnecessary burden on the health care delivery system.

To read the letter, please visit: https://www.spine.org/Research-Clinical-Care/Quality-Improvement/Scientific-Policy-Comments
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