sorry for the delay in someone else noted this assessment is research protocol (not sure if irb established...)

Great article by Zamboni...."Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in patients with multiple sclerosis" J Neurol Nerosurg Psychiatry 2009;80:392-399. Dr. Zamboni is  from Bologna Italy, I think he has a great deal of passion regarding this topic, evidently another physician from Buffalo, NY (this side of the pond) is a big fan as well... the article references  a trial in Italy...


hope this helps cindy

Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 08:20:29 -0700
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Subject: CCSVI protocols, billing, etc.
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Hey all, one of our MDs is asking us to do a CCSVI exam and I am having trouble finding a protocol or criteria for the exam. Also, I am unsure how to bill for it. I am pretty sure I cannot just do an upper extremity venous and bill accordingly. Can I even bill for this exam at all?

For those who are unfamiliar with this topic (as I was until about 2 weeks ago)..... CCSVI is chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency and is suspected to have a strong association with multiple sclerosis. Check out: for a basic overview..

Thank you for any info you have.

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