TranS1 has announced that it estimates that the total number of commercial and federal Government lives covered for pre-sacral interbody fusion now exceeds 50 million, a significant milestone for pre-sacral interbody fusion coverage using its proprietary AxiaLIF implant.
In addition, a press released reported, Medicare represents another 50 million covered lives divided into 15 different jurisdictions that typically cover Category I Codes that have assigned dollar values. CPT Code 22586, used for pre-sacral interbody fusion, was assigned a value by Medicare in November 2012.
“We are pleased to see the acceptance of the pre-sacral interbody fusion procedure in the payor community within the first six weeks of this year. This trend is a reflection of the strong clinical evidence and the growing interest for the procedure within the spine surgery community,” stated Ken Reali, TranS1′s president and chief executive officer. A list of payors currently covering the procedure is available on TranS1′s website.