Wellpoint’s UniCare Subsidiary Revises Its Coverage Policy on Total Ankle Replacement to Cover SBi’s STAR(TM) Ankle

Published: Mar 11, 2011

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi), an orthopedics company focused exclusively on serving patients and their physicians with technologies and treatments for joint repair (arthroplasty) and trauma reconstruction around the small bones & joints of the thumb, fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, toes, and foot & ankle, reported that UniCare, a subsidiary of WellPoint Health Networks, Inc. (NYSE:WLP), the nation’s leading commercial health care insurer with over 30 million members, has revised its coverage policy to cover Total Ankle Replacement (TAR) systems that are FDA-approved and cleared.

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