RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) said today that non-profit healthcare organization HealthPartners issued a positive coverage decision covering the company’s minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion surgery using the Simmetry system, effective November 1.
The Simmetry system is a minimally invasive surgical solution using decotrication technology, bone graft and threaded fixation to facilitate bone fusion and provide long-term pain relief, Alachua, Fla.-based company said.
“As a surgeon in the HealthPartners network who has experience using the Simmetry System, this positive coverage decision is a win for patients suffering from SI joint dysfunction. The Simmetry System is a minimally invasive surgical solution that promotes SI joint fusion through decortication, with a growing body of clinical evidence showing improvements in pain, disability and opioid use for SI joint patients,” Dr. Edward Santos of Minneapolis’ Summit Orthopedics said in a prepared statement.
“RTI is encouraged by HealthPartners’ decision, which expands access to the Simmetry System for patients with SI joint pain or dysfunction. The Simmetry System is supported by a growing body of evidence suggesting long-term pain relief for these patients. We are committed to advancing clinical data for the Simmetry System to aid in further payor decisions,” prez & CEO Camille Farhat said in a press release.