Inspire Medical announces first BCBS coverage policy after positive report
Inspire Medical announced that Blue Cross of Idaho has issued a positive coverage policy of Inspire therapy. This is the first coverage policy issued following BCBS Evidence Street's January 7 report, which stated there is sufficient evidence to determine that Inspire therapy results in a meaningful improvement in net health outcomes for patients meeting specified criteria. In addition to Blue Cross of Idaho, an additional positive coverage policy became effective January 1 with Ascension Smart Health. These positive coverage decisions are a result of the large and growing body of clinical evidence supporting the use of Inspire therapy for the treatment of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.