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Old 06-14-2009, 08:00 PM
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Default Anybody have access to ECRI Institute articles?

Anybody have access to ECRI Institute articles?

I just got shot down from Blue Shield of CA for a hybrid surgery C5-C7 & digging around for info for my appeal. Apparently they rely on the ECRI Institutes findings for their policy decisions. In the ECRI's "HTAIS topic list" they have some updated or new info on disc replacement - May 09 for lumbar and June 09 for cervical.

Of course it is member only info & can't seem to find any work around to get at it.

http://www.ta.ecri.org/Topics/prod/h...d=9788&s=4&p=4

http://www.ta.ecri.org/Topics/prod/h...d=4927&s=4&p=4

If anybody can get them might be helpful to us all

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Old 06-14-2009, 08:21 PM
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Hey Bruiser, I am looking into this presently. I moved your topic to this forum....please don't beat me up and bruise me.

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