MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:INSP) ("Inspire”), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative and minimally invasive solutions for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, announced today that Humana Inc. (“Humana”), one of the leading health plans in the U.S., will provide coverage for the Company’s Inspire therapy, effective August 27, 2020. Humana is a national healthcare company that provides health insurance coverage to approximately 16.7 million individuals in the U.S.
“We are thrilled to receive this positive coverage decision from Humana. Commercial health plans continue to update their coverage policies to include Inspire therapy, providing an increasing number of patients and physicians with access to our safe and effective therapy,” said Tim Herbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire. “With the addition of Humana, we now have 59 coverage policies, representing over 207 million lives, that cover Inspire therapy.”
The Humana coverage decision includes the expanded age range approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April 2020 to include patients 18 years and older. In addition to the 59 commercial coverage policies, Inspire therapy also has Medicare coverage across the entire U.S.