Decision Health contacted Mary Klumpstra, ACS-PM of Javery Pain Institute with questions regarding the new facet joint policies.
Mary had created her own document of which she passed on to them.
They were so impressed that they asked Mary if they could publish it.
Keeping current with medical insurance policy changes pertinent to managing chronic pain, can be challenging.
Mary Klumpstra, ACS-PM, who is the Javery Pain Institute’s billing administrator, recently wrote up an article regarding the changes to CMS facet joint policies, which were implemented on 04/25/2021. Her article was published in the APCPS Tipsheet and Decisions Health’s newsletter. These documents will be shared with interested parties and other pain specialties. The changes place significant restrictions on facet joint polices and many chronic pain patients will likely struggle with these restrictions.
Mary has worked with Dr. Javery for the past 25 years and has worked at Javery Pain Institute since day one.
See Newsletter Here: Anesthesia Pain Coder’s Pink Sheet May 2021 vol 22 no 5