Ohio Insurer Covering Spiration Valve System for Severe Emphysema

Ohio Insurer Covering Spiration Valve System for Severe Emphysema

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Ohio Insurer Covering Spiration Valve System for Severe Emphysema

Medical Mutual of Ohio now covers Spiration Valve System (SVS), Olympus‘ minimally invasive therapy for eligible patients with severe emphysema, a progressive form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “This decision by Medical Mutual will provide expanded access to this critical therapy that significantly reduces lung hyperinflation associated with severe emphysema, and is durable over time,” Jason Stienecker, MD, pulmonary division chief at Lima Memorial Health System in Lima, Ohio, said in a press release. The SVS…

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