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