General Guideline Principles for Vertebroplasty
and Kyphoplasty for workers compensation patients
The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.
These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.
The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.
Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty of Therapeutic Procedures: Operative
The list of which was before operations did not contain vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. Providers who wish to carry out one of these operations must first submit a pre-authorization request to the carrier.
- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are recommended as a therapy option for some individuals with vertebral body compression fractures, subacute fractures, and severe pain that does not improve with conservative therapies. Candidates who have fractured despite taking bisphosphonates are specially qualified.
What our office can do if you have workers compensation Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.
We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.
We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.