This restrictive policy may make it more difficult for patients suffering from low back pain due to spondylolisthesis to receive their needed surgery. The criteria includes;
- Patients with degenerative Spondylolisthesis who don't have as much leg pain as back pain
- Patients with Isthmic Spondylolisthesis that is not progressive but nonetheless painful
- Patients where fusion for Spondylolysis may be necessary beneficial in situations where there is no slip and only back pain
- Patients where fusion is the only procedure that will relieve pain and immobility associated with DDD after 6 months of exhaustive conservative measures that failed.
ISASS has reached out to all the legacy companies to enlist their lobbying efforts with BC/BS of NC. TE welcomes your thoughts on this policy. E-mail your thoughts to Kristy Radcliff, Executive Director @ ISASS. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question to our readers, how long are doctors going to run from filing a legal challenge to the anti-trust laws that continue to handcuff their efforts in fighting the Orwellian changes that continue to kill the delivery of healthcare in this country, and their ability to be paid for their services? You know what TSB says, sometimes when your back is against the wall, its time to roll up your sleeves and kick some ass, the question is do the surgeons have the ability to do that?