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Advocacy Alert: Washington State Health Care Authority Seeking Input on Cervical Spinal Fusion for DDD

The office of Health Technology Assessment in the state of Washington has commissioned a health technology assessment of cervical spinal fusion for degenerative disc disease, in order to compare the clinical benefits, potential harms, and economic impact of cervical fusion procedures to conservative management and other treatment alternatives.

They are seeking input into the Draft Questions now through October 5th. In January 2013 they will issue a full draft report, at which time they will accept comments on that report.

The deadline for input into the Key Questions is October 5, 2012. Please follow this link for more information, and directions for how to submit comments:

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The Draft Key Questions for which they are seeking comment can be found here:

Draft Key Questions >

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