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Medicare Establishes Reimbursement for VisionCare's Implantable Telescope for Macular Degeneration
Date:9/8/2011

SARATOGA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted transitional pass-through payment status and established a billing code for the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT™ by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System.  The new pass-through code, C1840, is effective October 1, 2011 and will enable outpatient facilities to obtain reimbursement for the telescope implant for covered procedures.

The telescope implant is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to improve vision in patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most advanced form of AMD.   Eligible patients must have associated central vision blindness and either stopped responding to AMD medications, or have a form of the disease for which no treatment is available.  

"The CMS determination that our intraocular telescope meets the criteria for transitional pass-through payment and the October availability of reimbursement are very positive developments for AMD patients and the ophthalmology community," said Allen W. Hill, CEO of VisionCare.  "The new code will provide a payment mechanism for the telescope implant for Medicare beneficiaries visually debilitated by end-stage AMD.  We are training providers and working with the ophthalmic community so that eligible patients can begin receiving treatment next month."

CMS pass-through payments provide reimbursement for a new technology that offers a treatment option for a patient population unresponsive to, or ineligible for, currently available treatments, or significantly improves clinical outcomes for a patient population as compared to other treatments.

VisionCare's clinical trial results, which have been published in peer-reviewed articles, demonstrated impro
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