Major Commercial Third Party Payer Expands Patient Access to Centinel Spine’s prodisc L for One- and Two-level Lumbar Total Disc Replacement

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Centinel Spine, LLC announced a significant expansion of coverage for lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) procedures in Utah and Idaho. This policy expansion recently announced by a major commercial third-party payer represents 837,000 covered lives across the two states and includes a positive coverage recommendation for both one- and two-level lumbar TDR. The policy specifically references coverage with Centinel Spine’s prodisc® L system, the only total disc replacement system in the U.S. approved for two-level use in the lumbar spine.

The commercial third-party payer, the largest operating in Utah and the third-largest operating in Idaho, previously had no coverage policy for either one- or two-level lumbar disc replacement. The new positive coverage policy opens access to patients suffering from symptomatic degenerative disc disease (DDD), who can benefit from total disc replacement using prodisc L.

Centinel Spine’s CEO, Steve Murray, stated, “This recent announcement of expanded disc replacement coverage benefits patients in Utah and Idaho, providing them with access to a broader spectrum of life-changing treatment options. We are encouraged that commercial payers continue to recognize the extensive existing clinical evidence and ongoing long-term outcome publications that demonstrate that one- and two-level lumbar total disc arthroplasty is a safe and effective procedure for a significant group of patients. The prodisc L system grew nearly 50% in the U.S. in 2021 as we are seeing an increased demand from both surgeons and patients.”

Centinel Spine continues to innovate in the total disc replacement market, with several recent prodisc L system achievements, including FDA approval of two-level lumbar indications, the launch of new Angled Anatomic Endplates designed to aid in pelvic balancing, a 2021 Orthopedics This Week Spine Technology Award, and continued advancement of clinical evidence supported through a recent long-term safety and effectiveness study presented during the Best Paper session at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 36th Annual Meeting in September 2021.

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