ISASS Asks For Changes to National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits for Spinal Instrumentation Codes
April 30, 2019

ISASS sent the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services a letter May 3, asking it to consider applying a C-code to the Barricaid Implant system.

CMS C-codes are used for new technologies and new devices that are used in outpatient settings such as the Barricaid Implant system.  If approved, C-codes only apply to the facility payments, and physician payment and coding is separate.  Typically, technologies that gain C-code approval can see greater adoption and allow greater research and insight into outcomes and efficacy.  If approved, Barricaid would receive approval for C-code status for FY 2019.

See the full text of the ISASS letter to CMS Regarding Barricaid System