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Medical Reimbursement Resource for Advanced Wound Care Now Available on Smith & Nephew Website
Mar 26, 2010 (01:03 PM EDT)


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Advanced Wound Management Division of Smith & Nephew, Inc., a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN), is providing a web-based resource guide to medical reimbursement for its comprehensive line of advanced wound care products.  The website is available now.  Click here to view the site.

The site is an intuitively organized, easy-to-use resource.  It includes PDF files listing HCPCS codes and Medicare fee schedules for Smith & Nephew NPWT, wound care, burn care, skin care, preps and solvents, IV site care, and surgery products.  The site also features a "What's New" section, dedicated to highlighting breaking news in relevant medical reimbursement areas, and a "FAQs" section, which will be continuously updated to provide feedback on questions submitted by customers.  

"Smith & Nephew is committed to supporting its customers as they navigate the reimbursement landscape," said Randall Carson, Director of Health Policy & Reimbursement at Smith & Nephew, North American Advanced Wound Management. "With questions and input from clinicians, we aim to maintain a robust, up-to-date, one-stop resource that clinicians can turn to often as a reference tool as well as for guidance on new or evolving areas of wound care reimbursement."

The website's address is http://global.smith-nephew.com/us/10209.htm.  A link to the site may be found in the Resources section of Smith & Nephew's US Professional Home Page.  

The wound care reimbursement site is part of www.smith-nephew.com/reimbursement, which includes reimbursement information for the total portfolio of Smith & Nephew products, including products from its endoscopy and orthopaedic divisions.  

For more information about Smith & Nephew, please go to www.smith-nephew.com.  

About Us

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specialising in Orthopaedics, including Reconstruction, Trauma and Clinical Therapies; Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management. Smith & Nephew is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the leading global orthopaedics companies.

Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives.  The Company prides itself on the strength of its relationships with its surgeons and professional healthcare customers, with whom its name is synonymous with high standards of performance, innovation and trust.  The Company operates in 32 countries around the world.  Annual sales in 2009 were nearly $3.8 billion.

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SOURCE Smith & Nephew, Inc.