Vertebral Columns – Summer 2020

ISASS Comments on Washington State Health Care Authority Potential Review of Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Policy
August 7, 2020
CMS Issues Proposed Rule for 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Specific Impact to Spine Procedures
August 12, 2020

Read the Summer 2020 issue of “Vertebral Columns”

This edition includes the following:

  • Editorial:  Inappropriate Denial of Spine Surgery Claims: Implications for Patients, Physicians & Payers
  • Complications: Identifying the Complication Profile Related to Cervical Disc Replacement: Going Beyond IDE Studies
  • Clinical Practice: Epidural Steroid Injections: Do They Work? And Do They Increase Infection Rates With Surgery
  • Clinical Practice: Physical Therapy After Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Medical Education: Telehealth and Resident Training: Optimizing “Webside Manner”
  • Recommendations: Mattresses, Pillows, and Sleep Position: What Do the Data Actually Support?
  • Physician Burnout: Peer-to-Peer? Medical Necessity? Prior Authorization? How the Insurance Companies’ Medical Claims Approval Process Is Causing Physicians to Burn Out and Patients to Lose Out

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