Paradigm Spine announced that the North American Spine Society (NASS) issued a coverage policy recommendation for Lumbar Interlaminar Device without Fusion and with Decompression. This is significant for Paradigm's coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device, as it provides private payors with evidence to allow access for the technology.
The NASS coverage policy recommends use of coflex to treat lumbar spinal stenosis, and only applies to devices used with a direct decompressive procedure. To date, coflex is the only device that satisfies these conditions.
In late 2016, the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) published a policy statement of recommendations and coverage criteria for decompression with interlaminar stabilization for select patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis, also covering coflex.
Sources: Paradigm Spine, LLC; ORTHOWORLD Inc.