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Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty and Sacroplasty

Coverage decision

Not Covered

Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty are not covered for State Fund and Self-Insured workers’ compensation claims. 

Health Technology Assessment Program Review
Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty are surgical interventions used to treat fractures of the bones in the spine (vertebrae).

On December 10, 2010, the State Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) met to determine if the scientific evidence supports coverage of these treatments by state agencies.  Based on a review of the best available evidence of the safety, effectiveness and value, the HTCC determined that vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty are not covered for any condition.  The decision was made final on March 18, 2011.

Complete information on this HTCC determination is available at: http://www.hta.hca.wa.gov/vks.html

 

 

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