26th private payer establishes positive exclusive coverage for SI-Bone's iFuse Implant System

Written by Shayna Korol | December 07, 2018 | Print  |

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona now exclusively covers minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion with SI-BONE's iFuse Implant System.

Here are three things to know:

1. This is the 26th iFuse exclusive policy established by a U.S. commercial payer; 44 of the 65 largest U.S. private payers now cover the system for MIS SI joint fusion.

2. The coverage provides access to the iFuse system for more than 700,000 BCBS of Arizona plan members.

3. The triangular-shaped titanium implants are designed to minimize joint movement and rotation. The system's porous surface is intended to encourage bony on-growth and in-growth, and its rigid titanium construction and implant geometry are designed to stabilize and fuse the SI joint.

More articles on surface technology:
joimax to introduce 3D-printed implants, navigation system & more
New 3D scanning technique may improve 'life expectancy' of hip replacements
What are the most cost-effective hip replacement implants?

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies here.

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months