Evolving Evidence Reviews

Evolving Evidence Reviews are designed to help clients develop policies and manage prior authorizations. Evolving Evidence Reviews are useful when a technology moves beyond emerging but the literature is not mature enough for a full Health Technology Assessment. Evolving Evidence Reviews provide a full-text appraisal of clinical studies, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines as they relate to a specific health technology. Evolving Evidence Reviews provide Levels of Support indicated by these types of evidence. They also provide information on regulatory status, payer policies, and Hayes Insights.

Superion Interspinous Spacer System (Vertiflex) for Treatment of Neurogenic Claudication Caused by Spinal Stenosis

This report addresses whether full-text clinical studies, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines and position statements support the use of Superion Interspinous Spacer System (Vertiflex) for the treatment of neurogenic claudication related to lumbar spinal stenosis resulting in pain relief, improvement in back-specific function, and quality of life.

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