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Cigna to Cover LITT Following Neurosurgery Position Statements

On Oct. 15, Cigna announced it would cover Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT) for certain brain tumor, radiation necrosis and epilepsy indications. Following a meeting with Cigna medical directors in September, the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors and the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery released position statements regarding LITT for brain tumors, radiation necrosis and epilepsy. The documents included an analysis of current clinical literature for LITT and were cited by Cigna in their policy document.

Click here for the brain tumor statement, here for the epilepsy statement and here for Cigna’s LITT policy.