The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) acknowledge Medicare coverage of Percutaneous Image-guided Lumbar Decompression (PILD) under the Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) paradigm. Coverage applies for beneficiaries with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) enrolled in a CMS-approved prospective longitudinal study.
Subject: Percutaneous Image-guided Lumbar Decompression (PILD) for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Effective Date: December 7, 2016
Implementation Date: June 27, 2017
Special Transmittal Notes: N/A