MILD® Percutaneous Image-Guided Lumbar Decompression: A Medicare Claims Study

  • End date
    Dec 22, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Vertos Medical, Inc.
Updated on 22 October 2022


This prospective longitudinal study will compare incidence rates of Medicare beneficiary surgical and minimally invasive intervention post index procedure, as well as harms associated with the MILD procedure, at 24 months post-treatment with MILD, tested against a control group of similar patients that have had a comparable procedure. This study will start with patients treated with a study procedure having an index date on or after January 1, 2017, and enrollment will continue until stopped by the sponsor.


In this study the treatment group will include all patients receiving MILD, and the control group will include all patients receiving IPD for the treatment of LSS during the enrollment period. Reoperation and harms data will be studied for the MILD and IPD procedures for a 24-month follow-up period after the index procedure using Medicare claims data. This study is exempt from IRB oversight (Department of Health and Human Services regulations 45 CFR 46) and does not require prior enrollment nor patient consent. The inclusion of the study's NCT number on MILD Medicare claims is required and results in enrollment.

Condition Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Treatment MILD
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03072927
SponsorVertos Medical, Inc.
Last Modified on22 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Medicare beneficiaries receiving MILD or interspinous process decompression
Diagnosis of LSS with NC

Exclusion Criteria

Patients that have received a laminectomy, laminotomy, fusion, interspinous process decompression, or MILD in the lumbar region during the 12 months prior to the index date
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