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Sensimed AG Receives a New Reimbursement Code in the USA by the AMA for Intraocular Pressure Monitoring
By: Marketwire .
Jan. 3, 2013 06:26 AM
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/03/13 -- Sensimed AG, the developer of a revolutionary contact lens (the SENSIMED Triggerfish®) for the continuous monitoring of fluctuations in intraocular pressure (IOP) to facilitate the management of glaucoma, announced today that the American Medical Association (AMA) has approved a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code* for continuous monitoring of IOP.
The new CPT code, "0303XT: Monitoring of intraocular pressure for 24 hours of longer, unilateral or bilateral, with interpretation and report", will be effective July 1st, 2013. This code comes in complement to CPT code "92100: Serial tonometry [.]" and shall be used instead of code 92100 for monitoring of IOP for 24 hours or longer. CPT codes approval are made by an Editorial Panel of experts and are generally supported by medical societies. CPT codes are used by hospitals and healthcare providers to report and bill for procedures.
Says Jean-Marc Wismer, CEO of Sensimed: "The approval for a CPT code for 24-hour monitoring is an important milestone towards the commercialization of our device in the U.S.A., and we look forward to continuing our work with the FDA to make this technology available to specialists to help them manage their population of glaucoma patients".
* CPT copyright 2010 American Medical Association. All rights reserved. CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
Sensimed CPT code III: http://hugin.info/142388/R/1664161/540957.pdf
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