As part of its mission to foster the highest quality, evidence-based and ethical spine care, NASS continues to develop credible and reasonable coverage recommendations to assist payors, providers, and patients in defining appropriate and fair coverage decisions. NASS evidence-based coverage recommendations are developed to advocate for NASS’ positions on various clinical and practice issues to ensure continued provision of quality spine care.
Comments regarding the coverage recommendations may be submitted to the North American Spine Society
and will be considered in development of future revisions of the work.
To develop these first-of-their kind coverage recommendations, NASS’ multidisciplinary team of spine specialists systematically reviews available scientific literature. Searches are limited to systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical guidelines, and most importantly, randomized controlled trials. Using an evidence-based approach when possible, the team works together to develop the recommendations. In the absence of high-level data, NASS coverage recommendations reflect the multispecialty experience and expertise of the committee members in order to present reasonable standard practice indications in the United States. Click here
to access NASS’ Coverage Recommendations Methodology!