When services can be administered in various settings, the Company reserves the right to reimburse only those services that are furnished in the most appropriate and cost-effective setting that is appropriate to the member’s medical needs and condition. This decision is based on the member’s current medical condition and any required monitoring or additional services that may coincide with the delivery of this service.
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THE FOLLOWING CODE IS USED TO REPRESENT ENDOSCOPIC LYSIS OF EPIDURAL ADHESIONS:
Policy: 11.14.10q:Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty, and Sacroplasty
Policy: 11.14.14e:Percutaneous Intradiscal Annuloplasty (IDET/PIRFT)
Policy: 11.14.22d:Spinal Decompression with Interspinous and Interlaminar Devices
Policy: 11.15.01u:Spinal Cord and Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
Policy: 11.15.09l:Denervation of the Spinal Nerves for Chronic Pain
Policy: 11.15.15g:Percutaneous Discectomy
Policy: 11.15.22d:Percutaneous Image-Guided Lumbar Decompression (PILD) for Spinal Stenosis
Policy: 11.15.23g:Epidural, Paravertebral Facet, and Sacroiliac Joint Injections for Spinal Pain Management
Policy: 12.01.01ar:Experimental/Investigational Services