MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cogentix Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: CGNT), a global medical device company focused on providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology markets with innovative and proprietary products, today announced that Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators, LLC has modified their policy for Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) delivered via Cogentix Medical's Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System to allow for ongoing maintenance treatments for an indefinite period of time.
"This policy update further reinforces the medical necessity of Urgent PC as a long-term solution for patients suffering with overactive bladder symptoms," said Darin Hammers, President and CEO. "Additionally, the policy change to indefinite coverage allows the patient and physician to decide whether to continue ongoing treatment with Urgent PC to sustain their symptomatic improvements."
Urgent PC is a recommended third line treatment within the OAB treatment guidelines for patients who have not responded or cannot tolerate behavioral intervention and pharmacologic agents. Urgent PC patients receive an initial series of 12 treatments to determine optimal response after which most patients need a treatment about every month to keep their symptoms under control.
Since 2014, all Medicare beneficiaries have had access to Urgent PC therapy. Currently all Medicare Contractors cover PTNS maintenance therapy for at least two years. Cahaba is the fourth Medicare Contractor to cover Urgent PC maintenance treatments for an indefinite period of time.
About Cogentix Medical
Cogentix Medical, Inc., headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with additional operations in New York, Massachusetts, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, is a global medical device company. We design, develop, manufacture and market products for flexible endoscopy with our unique PrimeSight™ product lines featuring a streamlined visualization system and proprietary sterile disposable microbial barrier providing users with efficient and cost effective endoscope turnover while enhancing patient safety. We also commercialize the Urgent® PC Neuromodulation System, an FDA-cleared device that delivers percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) for the office-based treatment of overactive bladder (OAB). OAB is a chronic condition that affects approximately 42 million U.S. adults. The symptoms include urinary urgency, frequency and urge incontinence. We also offer Macroplastique®, an injectable urethral bulking agent for the treatment of adult female stress urinary incontinence primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. For more information on Cogentix Medical and our products, please visit us at www.cogentixmedical.com. 'CGNT-G'
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