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Boston Scientific's Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System Achieves Important Reimbursement Milestones
Date:1/4/2012

re that will also be implemented for 2012.  The new CPT codes will facilitate specific reporting of bronchial thermoplasty across all payers for the first time since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System for marketing in mid-2010.

"The AMA's creation of new Category III CPT®[2] codes for bronchial thermoplasty represents a critical step toward consistent reimbursement for this ground-breaking procedure.  The codes will simplify the process of submitting and adjudicating insurance claims for physicians and hospitals, as well as for asthma patients," said Parashar Patel, Vice President, Global Health Economics and Reimbursement for Boston Scientific.  "The decision acknowledges the growing body of peer-reviewed, published clinical literature on bronchial thermoplasty's safety, efficacy and long-term health outcomes, and is the result of significant support from pulmonary specialty societies including the American Thoracic Society, the largest U.S.-based group representing more than 15,000 physicians, research scientists, nurses and other healthcare professionals."

The Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System is an FDA-approved and CE Marked device used in a bronchoscopic procedure performed under moderate sedation on an outpatient basis.  The Alair System delivers thermal energy to the airway wall in a precisely controlled manner to reduce excessive airway smooth muscle.  It is designed to decrease the airway's ability to constrict, thereby reducing asthma attack frequency and severity for patients with severe persistent asthma that is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists.  Clinical trial results, which have been published in peer-reviewed articles, demonstrate safety out to five years and persistence of clinical benefit out to at least two years.

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