BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Covers Paradigm Spine’s coflex

By Julie A. Vetalice

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBS-SC) issued a positive commercial payor policy covering Paradigm Spine’s coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. The policy, titled “Interspinous and Interlaminar Stabilization/Distraction Devices (Spacers),” is dated August 2018.

BCBS-SC is the largest commercial payor in South Carolina, significantly expanding coflex’s patient access.

Other coflex announcements in 2018 include:

  • In May, NASS issued a policy recommendation for Lumbar Interlaminar Device without Fusion and with Decompression, providing private payors with evidence to allow access for the coflex technology.
  • Also in May, the coflex Interlaminar Stabilization disposable instrument kit became the first approved disposable spinal instrument set for a Class III spinal device to receive a supplemental FDA PMA.
  • Paradigm Spine announced positive two-year coflex study results in January.

Sources: Paradigm Spine; ORTHOWORLD, Inc.

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