DYSIS Medical announced that the American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category I, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) add-on code specifically for computer aided mapping of the cervix during colposcopy. AMA granted the code with the support of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The purpose of CPT is to provide a uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical and diagnostic services, and thereby serves as an effective means for reliable nationwide communication among physicians and other healthcare providers, patients and third parties. The new CPT code is expected to become effective on Jan. 1, 2021.
"When performing colposcopy exams, I have also been providing DYSIS cervical mapping as an additional service to my patients for five years, and it has been a tremendous benefit to my practice and for my patients," said Karen Harris, M.D. Dr. Harris is an Ob-Gyn and Residency Program Director at Women’s Group of North Florida and is Past-District XII chairperson of ACOG. "The cervical mapping technology helps draw my attention to any additional areas of the cervix that may need further examination. In addition, my patients appreciate being able to see the map and it gives me a visual to help further explain the exam. The adjunctive map and electronic documentation are added benefits I can’t imagine being without," she added.
"Computer aided mapping of the cervix is a specific and additional service performed by physicians during a colposcopy exam. Obtaining a Category I CPT code for this service is an important reimbursement milestone that is achieved through demonstrating positive clinical evidence and improved patient outcomes," said Darin Hammers, CEO of DYSIS Medical. "With the adoption of the new code, our goal is to increase patient access to DYSIS cervical mapping technology."
The unique feature of the DYSIS Colposcope is that it accurately measures the reaction of the cervical epithelium using a proprietary technology called Dynamic Spectral Imaging. The results are summarized in the DYSISmap that is overlaid on the live image of the cervix. The inclusion of the DYSISmap information with the standard colposcopic indications can assist with the identification of cervical disease.
The DYSIS Ultra advanced colposcope is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared and CE marked.
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About DYSIS Medical
DYSIS Medical Inc. is based in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Company is committed to early detection and diagnosis of cervical disease using biophotonic innovations. DYSIS is committed to becoming the global leader in automated optical molecular imaging technologies for medical diagnostic and screening applications. For more information, please visit dysismedical.com
About the DYSIS Ultra Colposcope
The DYSIS Ultra Colposcope employs patented optical imaging and software technology to scan a patient’s cervix, quantify the results and present them to a clinician in the form of an intuitive color-coded map (DYSISmap). Patients appreciate the ability to view their own DYSISmap during the examination, improving understanding and reducing anxiety. The DYSIS Ultra advanced colposcope is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared and CE marked. For more information, please visit dysismedical.com
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