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Excluded treatments

Treatment you won’t be paid for

The Department of Consumer and Business Services has excluded the following treatments from compensability. The insurer does not have to pay you for the following:

  • Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), except for treatment of compensable interstitial cystitis
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET)
  • Surface EMG (electromyography) tests
  • Rolfing
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Prolotherapy
  • Thermography
  • Lumbar artificial disc replacement, unless it is a single-level replacement with an unconstrained or semi-constrained metal on polymer device and all of the following are true:
    • The single level artificial disc replacement is between L3 and S1
    • The injured worker is 16 to 60 years old
    • The injured worker underwent a minimum of six months unsuccessful exercise based rehabilitation
    • The procedure is not found inappropriate under OAR 436-010-0230(15)
  • Cervical artificial disc replacement, unless the procedure is a single level or a two level contiguous cervical artificial disc replacement with a device that has Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the procedure.

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