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MRI Conditional Update for Meddev Eyelid Closure Products

SUNNYVALE, California, October 1, 2015 - MedDev Corporation manufactures implantable and external eyelid weight products for treatment of lagophthalmos, the inability of the eyelid to fully close. The implants are designed for permanent implantation in the patient’s eyelid. In order to provide better safety guidance to our customers, we are presenting the following MRI Safety Information for MedDev Eyelid Weight Products. The MRI Safety Information is based on a worst-case analysis for every product family. For additional information, please review the following documents.

MRI FILES(S) - NOTE: right-click link and click "SAVE AS" to download PDF

11-10834 C MRI Safety Information PREVIEW "MRI SAFETY INFO" PDF

11-10591 A Patient MRI Safety Information PREVIEW "PATIENT MRI SAFETY INFO" PDF

Complimentary Coding Tools

SUNNYVALE, California, January 1, 2010 - MedDev has contracted with Coding and Physician Reimbursement Analysts, Inc. to assist MedDev in providing surgeons and hospitals with a comprehensive tool in achieving the appropriate coverage and reimbursement for MedDev surgical and non-surgical eyelid weights.  MedDev announces the release of MedDev Eyelid Closure Products Hospital and Physician Billing Guides.
The following is a overview to the contents of each guide:
•  A review of representative local coverage determinations and clinical policy guidelines.
•  Appropriate HCPCS code(s) for MedDev products.
•  A reimbursement strategy for Blinkeze External Lid Weights.
•  Suggested preauthorization letter templates to be sent (after individual modification)
to third party payers to encourage payment for MedDev products.
•  Suggested letter templates of Medical Necessity for Initial Claim to be sent
(after individual modification) for cases in which payment is denied.
•  References for inclusion in above documents through literature review.
Also updated, MedDev Eyelid Closure Products 2009 Reimbursement Guide reviews current payment systems and payment rates for MedDev product and related procedures.
To receive your complimentary copy of MedDev Billing and Reimbursement Guides, please call MedDev Corporation Customer Service at 800.543.2789; M-F 8:30 to 5 pm (PDT).
Contact Information:
Suzanne Grey
MedDev Corporation
730 North Pastoria Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

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New article on external eyelid weights:

Zwick, Orin, M., and Seiff, Stuart R.: Supportive care of facial nerve palsy with temporary external eyelid weights. Optometry, 77, 340-342, July 2006.

This article is availabe via Medscape or by contacting the publisher.

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