Positive Payor Policy Covering coflex® by Select Health of South Carolina for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Positive Payor Policy Covering coflex® by Select Health of South Carolina for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

On Nov. 1, UF startup RTI Surgical announced it would acquire Paradigm Spine. Its coflex® has gotten Positive Commercial Payor Policies from seven health insurance companies, including Select Health of South Carolina noted in this article.

Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in providing solutions for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, announced issuance of a Select Health of South Carolina Clinical Policy, dated September 1, 2018, for the exclusive coverage of the coflex® interlaminar stabilization device for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis in patients meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Lumbar spinal stenosis (“LSS”), affecting 1.6 million patients annually, is a debilitating and degenerative disease in older patients (>50 years) often associated with significant leg and back pain, leg numbness and weakness, causing a significant reduction in an active lifestyle. Traditional surgical treatment options for LSS include a decompression that removes bone and soft tissue and may also require a fusion to stabilize the spine. The coflex® device is a non-fusion, motion-preserving stabilization implant that is FDA PMA approved for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis and is used in conjunction with a decompression, or used in lieu of a spinal fusion.

Learn more about Positive Payor Policy Covering coflex® by Select Health of South Carolina for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
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