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Uroplasty Provides Update On PTNS Reimbursement
Date:12/4/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI) a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions, today provided an update on reimbursement coverage for Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) procedures delivered via the Company's Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System for treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence.

"The number of patients with insurance coverage for PTNS procedures delivered via our Urgent PC system continues to grow and presents us with the opportunity for sustainable strong growth," said Rob Kill, President & CEO.  "Based on the latest reimbursement developments, including the decision of National Government Services (NGS) to continue its existing non-coverage policy for PTNS, we anticipate Urgent PC will exit calendar 2013 with approximately 40 million Medicare lives under coverage, an increase from 37 million a year ago, and approximately 106 million private insurer lives under coverage, up from 87 million a year ago."

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final 2014 Physician Fee Schedule, and the Relative Value Units (RVUs) for PTNS reimbursement are substantially the same as the proposed reimbursement published in July. The final reimbursement amount for 2014 is subject to any potential Congressional action as it relates to the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.  Further, PTNS was one of several hundred codes that were noted as a potentially misvalued code earlier this year.  While many of these codes had reimbursement reductions, CMS has indicated further review of PTNS is warranted, and as a result, CMS will be gathering additional fee
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