Feb 3rd, 2014
In a decision memo released Jan. 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its national coverage determination for percutaneous image-guided lumbar decompression (PILD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). PILD for LSS remains a non-covered service for Medicare beneficiaries. However, CMS will cover the procedure for Medicare patients with LSS when performed in ...