MedShape announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a new ICD-10-PCS code for a sustained compression internal fixation device in both lower and upper extremity joint fusion. The company's DynaNail® TTC Fusion and DynaNail Mini® Fusion systems are the only devices approved for use under the new code.
Previously, no ICD-10-PCS code existed to specifically describe fusion procedures using internal fixation devices that could sustain compression post-surgery.
This new classification will enable healthcare providers and payers to selectively track the utilization, outcomes and healthcare costs associated with this class of NiTiNOL compression technology.
Unlike traditional static devices, DynaNail and DynaNail Mini offer sustained compression through a NiTiNOL Compressive Element that responds to bone resorption and other changes during bone healing. Unlike static devices, these provide immediate dynamization and have shown to effectively load-share with the surrounding bones.