KENNESAW, Ga., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTCBB: MDXG), an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that it has received a transitional pass-through status C-Code from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") for its EpiFix® Amniotic Membrane Allograft. EpiFix® has been assigned a pass-through status under Medicare's outpatient prospective payment system ("OPPS") effective January 1, 2012. This code will facilitate reimbursement for the application of EpiFix® when used in Medicare patients with chronic wounds. This code will cover the grafts used in treating Medicare patients with dermal wounds in the hospital operating room or a freestanding surgical suite.
Parker H. "Pete" Petit, Chairman and CEO said, "We are very pleased with the CMS decision and their recognition of the therapeutic and financial value that our unique allograft brings to these patients. By making EpiFix® eligible for coverage and reimbursement for the Medicare beneficiaries, these individuals will be able to receive the benefits of this treatment for wounds."
About the Company
MiMedx® is an integrated developer, manufacturer and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterial products and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane. " Innovations in Regenerative Biomaterials" is the framework behind our mission to give physicians products and tissues to help the body heal itself. Our biomaterial platform technologies include the device technologies HydroFix® and CollaFix®, and our tissue technologies, AmnioFix® and EpiFix®. Our tissue technologies, processed from the human amniotic membrane, utilize our proprietary Purion® process that was developed by our wholly-owned subsidiary, Surgical Biologics, to produce a safe, effective and minimally manipulated implant. Surgical Biologics is the leading supplier of amniotic tissue, having supplied over 60,000 implants to date to distributors and OEMs for application in the Ophthalmic, Orthopedics, Spine, Wound Care and Dental sectors of healthcare.SOURCE MiMedx Group, Inc.