Biomet Spine & Bone Healing Technologies

Medicare/Medicaid Coverage

On July 1, 1996, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator was covered for the following indications(1):

As an adjunct to posterolateral lumbar spinal fusion surgery for patients at high risk of pseudarthrosis due to:

  • Previously failed spinal fusion at the same site; OR
  • Multiple level fusion


Most state Medicaid programs provide coverage similar to Medicare.
  • CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Osteogenic Stimulators (150.2)

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