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Highmark Now Covers Zyga SI Fusion System

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Highmark, the 4th-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated insurer in the U.S., expanded positive coverage for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint (SI) fusion, now including all FDA-cleared instrumentation for this indication including cages or screws, with or without bone graft. The announcement was noted by Zyga Technology, developer of the SImmetry® Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System. Previously, the insurer had only covered SI-BONE's iFuse Implant System®.

FDA-cleared SI devices are available from CoreLink, Globus Medical, Life Spine, Medtronic, SI-BONE, SpineFrontier, X-Spine, Zyga, etc. Other SI joint treatments making news in 2017 have included Camber Spine Technologies' Siconus™ SI Joint Fixation, CoreLink's Entasis® Sacroiliac Joint Fusion and the SICAGE Bone Screw System

Sources: Zyga Technology, Inc.; ORTHOWORLD Inc.

Image courtesy of Zyga Technology, Inc.