Another Big Development

CMS has issued its revised decision on coverage of Percutaneous Image-guided Lumbar Decompression (PILD) procedure which does not remove all the restrictions; however, it expands the coverage. They are asking to perform another cohort CMS approved study. This is some progress, success, and good news, but not the greatest news in the world. Obviously the struggle continues for coverage of this procedure.

Here is a link to the proposed decision memo.



(left) Dr. Manchikanti presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to Ed Whitfield in his last hours of congressional membership in a heartfelt and almost tearful setting. (right) ASIPP hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen.