Given Imaging (GIVN) Says Japan's MHLW Issued Reimbursement Codes for PillCam Indications

July 11, 2012 7:04 AM EDT
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Given Imaging (NASDAQ: GIVN) today announced that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has issued reimbursement codes for the PillCam Patency Capsule for use with PillCam SB and for the PillCam SB video capsule for expanded indications for patients with known or suspected small bowel disease, including the visualization and diagnosis of Crohn's disease. PillCam SB may now be used as a first line tool without the need for upper or lower endoscopy.

Reimbursement for both the PillCam Patency Capsule and for expanded indications for PillCam SB in Japan is effective for the entire 105-million adult population as of July 1, 2012. Given Imaging is the only company offering the PillCam Patency Capsule to gastroenterologists in Japan.

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