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Coverage Initiated by Two Regional Medicare Carriers for Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) Delivered Via Uroplasty's Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System
Date:8/23/2010

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (Nasdaq: UPI), a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today announced that Noridian Administrative Services, LLC and Palmetto GBA, South Carolina, both regional Medicare carriers, now cover percutaneous, posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) using the Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System for the treatment of the symptoms of overactive bladder.  Noridian administers benefits for Medicare beneficiaries in North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Arizona.  The Palmetto GBA policy covers Medicare beneficiaries in South Carolina.

Both Noridian and Palmetto GBA will cover PTNS therapy for patients who have failed, or demonstrated intolerance to, the standard anticholinergic drug therapy.  Coverage includes an initial course of 12 weekly PTNS treatments, and for those patients who respond to the initial PTNS treatments, additional treatments once every three weeks for up to one year.  Claims for PTNS treatments can be billed electronically using the unlisted CPT code 64999.  In addition, Noridian has indicated that up to three physician consultations to evaluate and manage treatments during the initial course of PTNS therapy will also be reimbursed.

"We are very pleased and excited that these two regional Medicare carriers now cover PTNS treatments using our Urgent PC Neuromodulation System," said David Kaysen, President and CEO of Uroplasty, Inc.  "Both carriers have reviewed our strong clinical data and determined that PTNS treatments should be covered and reimbursed for the beneficiaries within their coverage areas.  We are continuing to actively meet with medical directors of other Medicare carriers and private payers to share with them the strong clinical data and encourag
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