Positive Commercial Payor Policy Covering Coflex® For Surgical Treatment Of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Top Quote Broad coverage policy issued by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina (BCBS SC). BCBS SC is the largest commercial payor in South Carolina. Policy covers coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization®. coflex® is a non-fusion, motion-preserving implant for treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis affects 1.6 million U.S. patients annually End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 13, 2018 - Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in providing solutions for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, announces issuance of a BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Medical Policy, entitled "Interspinous and Interlaminar Stabilization/Distraction Devices (Spacers)" dated August 2018. The coverage policy may be found here: http://www.cam-policies.com/internet/cmpd/cmp/mdclplcy.nsf/DispContent/A50CA6ABF1D50CAF8525811E0062FC38?opendocument.

    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 includes 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.

    To learn more about coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization®, please visit www.coflexsolution.com.

    Marc Viscogliosi, Chairman & CEO - "With more than 90 peer-reviewed published articles, including landmark long-term follow-up clinical studies, spine medical society guidelines, and now with additional commercial insurance coverage, it is wonderful to be able to expand patient access to the coflex® technology."

    About Paradigm Spine, LLC
    Paradigm Spine, LLC, founded in 2004, is a privately held company and remains focused on the design and development of solutions for the disease management of spinal stenosis. The Company's signature product is the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device, which is currently used in over 60 countries worldwide. coflex® is the only lumbar spinal device that has produced Level I evidence in two separate prospective, randomized, controlled studies against two different control groups, changing the standard of care for lumbar spinal stenosis treatment. For additional information visit www.paradigmspine.com or www.coflexsolution.com.

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