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Smith & Nephew, Advanced Tissue Sciences announce Dermagraft receives CMS pass-through code.

Smith & Nephew pic, Largo, FL and Advanced Tissue Sciences, La Jolla, CA announced that Dermagraft Human Fibroblast-Derived Skin Substitute has received an Ambulatory payment Classification (APC) pass-through code under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS - formerly HCFA).

The companies say the pass-through payment code for Dermagraft (C 9201) covers Medicare patients with diabetic foot ulcers treated in a hospital out-patient setting. It will be effective January 1, 2002. The FDA cleared the PMA for Dermagraft in the treatment of foot ulcers for diabetics on September 28. Dermagraft is the first human-based cryopreserved, living dermal substitute approved by the lFDA.

Contact: Advanced Tissue Sciences - (619) 450-5730
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