Cervical Nerve Root Entrapment (Treatment Guideline)

Entrapment of the cervical root can cause cervical radiculopathy typically characterized by radicular pain and segmental neurologic deficits.

Authorization requirements


Is authorization required?

How do I get pre-authorization?

Yes

L&I (State fund):
Utilization Review provided by Qualis

Self-insured:
Contact the employer

Related information on coverage and treatment

L&I has prepared guidelines outlining the review criteria for coverage of cervical surgery for entrapment of a single nerve root.

Billing and payment policies

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