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Uroplasty Enrolls First Patients in Urgent(R) PC Clinical Trial
Date:10/2/2008

ment of Urology at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. He has published several studies and written extensively on the effect of neuromodulation in treating voiding dysfunction, interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain, is a peer reviewer for several journals, and lectures internationally on the topic. He has several years of experience using PTNS routinely in his clinical practice.

Dr. Peters commented, "I am pleased to commence a well designed, randomized controlled trial to provide the medical community with additional scientific data regarding the use of PTNS. When completed, this study will provide a valuable complement to previous studies comparing the effectiveness of PTNS to active controls such as pharmaceuticals."

David Kaysen, President and CEO of Uroplasty said, "This significant new study is a cornerstone to our U.S. reimbursement efforts, and is part of a very focused strategy to solidify reimbursement coverage for PTNS. Recently, the American Urological Association published the American Medical Association's (AMA) advice to the medical community that their previously recommended "listed" CPT code for Urgent PC treatments be replaced with an "unlisted" code. Some third-party insurance carriers are now reassessing their coverage and reimbursement policies for Urgent PC treatments. However, many other third-party payers, including Aetna, under its national coverage policy, and several local Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans across the country, as well as many other carriers on a case-by-case basis, continue to cover Urgent PC treatments."

"We anticipate applying to the AMA for a specific "listed" CPT reimbursement code for Urgent PC treatments. We believe data from this new clinical study, if successful, along with the substantial existing clinical evidence, will expedite the medical community's strong support of this effort," continued Kaysen.

"Given the reassessment of coverage by some third party insurance carriers, an
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