Second Sight Announces Expansion of Medicare Coverage for Argus II

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SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) recently announced that its Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System can now be covered by Medicare in seven of the 12 Medicare Administrative Contractor (“MAC”) jurisdictions nationwide, representing a total of 28 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia.

By allowing Medicare coverage for Argus II, Novitas joins MACs CGS Administrators (jurisdiction J15), Palmetto GBA (jurisdiction JM), National Government Services (jurisdictions J6 and JK), and First Coast Service Options (jurisdiction JN).

Second Sight said it continues to work with other MACs and payers to secure affirmative coverage policies for the Argus II and to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries nationwide have access to it.