5/30/2012 10:32:39 AM
COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIR), the leading stem cell company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat medical conditions in inflammatory, cardiovascular, orthopedic, and wound healing markets, announced today that it has received transitional pass-through status from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”), with C-Codes being designated for Grafix®. Further, the product has been assigned pass-through status under Medicare's outpatient prospective payment system (“OPPS”), effective July 1, 2012. These codes will assist in facilitating reimbursement when Grafix products are used to treat Medicare patients with acute and chronic wounds in the hospital outpatient department and ambulatory surgical center settings.
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