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Masimo Rainbow SET(R) SpHb(TM) Measurement Receives New CPT Code and Medicare Pricing
Date:12/29/2009

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) and Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced today that the American Medical Association has granted a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code, 88738, for Masimo's noninvasive hemoglobin (SpHb) measurement. Medicare has priced the CPT code at $7.19 on the 2010 Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, effective January 1, 2010. The new CPT code and pricing will allow healthcare providers to bill and receive payment when testing eligible patients.

(1) 2010 Medical Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule. Available at http://www.cms.hhs.gov

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Masimo (Nasdaq: MASI) develops innovative monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care--helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET®, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies demonstrate Masimo SET provides the most reliable SpO2 and pulse rate measurements even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced Masimo Rainbow SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM), a breakthrough noninvasive blood constituent monitoring platform that can measure many blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures. Masimo Rainbow SET continuously and noninvasively measures total hemoglobin (SpHb(TM))
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