Higher Medicare Reimbursement for Freedom60(R) Syringe Infusion Pump
CHESTER, N.Y., June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Users of the Freedom60 infusion pump from Repro-Med Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: REPR.OB) DBA RMS Medical Products are now entitled to receive 20 times the Medicare reimbursement previously offered. That's the substance of notification received from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) that the Freedom60 has been re-reviewed for Medicare billing. It was the determination that the Medicare HCPCS code to bill the four Durable Medical Regional Carries (DMERCs) should be: E0779 Ambulatory infusion pump, mechanical, reusable, for infusion 8 hours or greater. The new coding provides for a substantial increase in reimbursement for providers using an infusion pump for authorized users under Part B of Medicare. Current approved uses under Medicare include among others, subcutaneous immune globulin, antivirals, antifungals, and chemotherapeutics.
"This is very exciting news for patients and providers making our very safe and practical Freedom60 pump much more available to all patients," commented Andy Sealfon, President of RMS Medical Products. "It's a new ball game especially for those new patients needing subcutaneous immune globulin who require a pump to safely administer this medication. The Freedom60 is becoming the preferred and, I believe, the only syringe pump approved for IgG reimbursement, " Sealfon added.
About Repro-Med Systems, Inc. DBA RMS Medical Products
Repro-Med Systems, Inc. engages in the design and manufacture of medical devices for medical respiratory products and infusion therapy worldwide. Repro-Med manufactures medical devices for a variety of markets including emergency-care, hospital, and home-care. The Company's primary products are Freedom60 and RES-Q-VAC.
The Freedom60 Syringe Infusion Pump provides a portable, high quality, self powered, maintenance free delivery system for ambulatory, home and hospital use, delivering precise infusion rates and uniform flow profiles that provides consistent transfer of medication. The Freedom60 is a versatile, easy-to-use lightweight mechanical pump providing a cost-effective alternative to expensive electronic and disposable IV administration devices and may be used to deliver a wide range of infusion products including antibiotics, pain control, chemotherapy drugs, immune globulin, desferal, cardiac drugs, among others.
RES-Q-VAC is currently the market leader for portable suction instruments, providing a complete suction system designed to remove fluids from a patient's airway. As the RES-Q-VAC consists of a hand-held, human powered portable suction pump, it provides its benefits in many markets, being particularly effective in emergency settings. The proprietary design and disposable features of the RES-Q-VAC eliminate the risk of contaminating the health care provider when suctioning a patient or during post treatment cleanup. The product is particularly suited for emergency providers and vehicles, hospitals, home care and as backup support for powered suction systems.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, may be forward- looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those included in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. More information about these factors can be found in Repro-Med's latest Annual Report filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-KSB. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Contact: Gini Vidal 1-800-624-9600 x 305 RMS Medical Products 24 Carpenter Road Chester, New York 10918 Visit our web site at: http://www.Freedom60.com
SOURCE Repro-Med Systems, Inc. DBA RMS Medical Products
Released June 14, 2007