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Nuo Therapeutics and American Academy of Professional Coders Partner to Create First-Ever Wound Care Education Series

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and Nuo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX:NUOT), a pioneer in biodynamic therapies, today announced a multi-year partnership that will elevate the business of healthcare through the creation of educational materials to promote best practices in wound care treatment and business.

Through this novel partnership, AAPC and Nuo Therapeutics will develop written and online materials to educate professional medical office staff in the specialty area of wound care.

"This is the first partnership of its kind focused on educating medical billers and coders on best practices in the specialty area of wound care," said Jeremy Schow, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions for AAPC. "We are excited to be working with Nuo Therapeutics to bring these much needed educational materials to our members."

The first program to launch under this new initiative will be the Wound Care Learning Path, which is a series of interactive modules focusing on key topics in wound care and the coding and billing of treatments in this specialty area. The first module, Wound Care 101, will focus on providing billers and coders a foundational knowledge of wound care, and is expected to launch this summer. Once available, the program will also provide participants with credits related to the ongoing educational requirements of their AAPC certification.

"With the healthcare landscape constantly changing, and the ICD-10 implementation on the horizon, we understand the importance of proper coding to the success of our customers' businesses and in turn, their ability to provide optimal care for their patients," said Dean Tozer, Chief Commercial Officer of Nuo Therapeutics. "We are pleased to be partnering with AAPC to make this program available to billers and coders across the country, as we believe it will further the business of healthcare generally, and wound care specifically."

AAPC brings an expertise in medical billing and coding, as well as a deep experience in development of written and online instructional materials designed specifically for Billers and Coders. Nuo Therapeutics has in-depth content knowledge and industry leadership in the area of wound care.

About AAPC

Founded in 1988, AAPC provides education and professional certification to physician-based medical coders. AAPC is the nation's largest training and credentialing organization for the business side of healthcare. AAPC has more than 141,000 certified members in medical coding, medical billing, medical auditing, compliance, and practice management, who represent the highest level of expertise in the industry.

About Nuo Therapeutics

Nuo Therapeutics, Inc. (the "Company") is a biomedical company that pioneers leading-edge biodynamic therapies for wound care. The Company's flagship product, Aurix, is a biodynamic hematogel that harnesses a patient's innate regenerative abilities for the management of a variety of wounds. For additional information please visit www.nuot.com.

About Aurix

Aurix is the first platelet and plasma therapy system to be cleared by FDA for the management of a broad range of ulcers and exuding wounds, including:

  • All types (diabetic foot ulcer, venous leg ulcer, pressure ulcer, etc.),
  • All morphologies (partial thickness, full thickness and complex wounds),
  • All severities (tunneling, sinus tract, bone, tendon and hardware exposure).

Unlike other cellular-based treatment options, Aurix is an autologous biodynamic hematogel that is derived from a patient's own platelets and plasma. The product is used at the point-of-care to stimulate the natural wound healing process from deep within the wound bed. For additional information, please visit www.AurixSystem.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

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CONTACT: Nuo Therapeutics, Inc. Martin Rosendale, CEO 240-499-2680 Investors: Lee Roth, The Ruth Group 646-536-7012 lroth@theruthgroup.com

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