TYRX Announces New Medicare ICD-9 Code for the AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope

Published: Mar 06, 2012

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TYRX®, Inc. announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), through the ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee, issued a new ICD-9-CM procedure code for hospital reporting of the use of an antimicrobial envelope with insertion of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs), including pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. This procedure code, 17.81, will allow providers to track the clinical and economic impact of treating patients with a device intended to securely hold an implantable pacemaker or defibrillator in place while delivering site-specific antibiotic prophylaxis to help reduce infection.

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