NASHUA, N.H., May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICAD) announced today that Noridian, the Medicare Administrative Contractor in Jurisdictions E and F, which consists of 13 states primarily on the West Coast, has made recent web postings related to Coding for High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers which instruct physicians to report CPT code (17999) rather than the established CPT code (0182T) for electronic brachytherapy for non-melanoma skin cancers. The Company, industry partners and physician providers have reached out to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") and Noridian to seek clarification of the Medicare Coverage Articles posted to Noridian's web sites.
The Company is proactively addressing the situation in its dialogue with Noridian and CMS. At this point, there is insufficient clarification of the reimbursement matter to assess the potential impact that this matter could have on the Company's guidance for 2015. Any significant changes in CPT reimbursement from current levels could have a material impact on the Company's revenues.
About iCAD, Inc.
iCAD delivers innovative cancer detection and radiation therapy solutions and services that enable clinicians to find and treat cancers earlier and faster while improving patient outcomes. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of upgradeable computer aided detection (CAD) and workflow solutions to support rapid and accurate detection of breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. iCAD's Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System® is a painless, non-invasive technology that delivers high dose rate, low energy radiation, which targets cancer while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. The Xoft System is FDA cleared and CE marked for use anywhere in the body, including treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, early-stage breast cancer and gynecological cancers. The comprehensive iCAD technology platforms include advanced hardware and software as well as management services designed to support cancer detection and radiation therapy treatments. For more information, visit www.icadmed.com or www.xoftinc.com.
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CONTACT: For iCAD investor relations: The Ruth Group Zack Kubow / Courtney Dugan 646-536-7020 / 7024 iCAD@theruthgroup.comSource: iCAD