FDA-approved OMIDRIA delivers reimbursement without affecting your packaged payment

Following bipartisan leadership efforts in the Senate and House of Representatives, Congress enacted legislation that directed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to grant an extension of pass-through reimbursement until October 1, 2020 to OMIDRIA and several other drugs. Pass-through status allows reimbursement for OMIDRIA separate from the packaged Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) reimbursement for the cataract surgery procedure. CMS sets the payment rate at Average Sales Price (ASP)
plus 6%.

  • No copay in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs)21
  • 20% copay in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)21
  • Approximately 90% of Medicare Part B patients have some form of supplemental insurance, which covers copays22
OMIDRIA is covered and paid by 100% of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) across all 50 states and Puerto Rico

Based on currently available information and subject to change without notice. Individual plan coverage, policies, and procedures may vary and should be confirmed. Omeros does not guarantee coverage or payment.

No effect on physician fees21

Payment to the surgeon for cataract surgery under Medicare's Physician Fee Schedule will be unaffected by the use of OMIDRIA or the pass-through payments related to OMIDRIA, now and in the future.

No effect on the healthcare system21

The pass-through regulation is budget-neutral to the healthcare system. To the extent that ophthalmic surgeons/facilities elect not to access pass-through payments, the funds set aside will be used by other specialties. Any remaining amount will be lost to the system.

OMIDRIA has a unique billing code


Injection, phenylephrine and ketorolac, 4-mL vial

ASCs and HOPDs will use this unique HCPCS code to bill CMS and other payers for separate payment.*

*HOPDs=Hospital Outpatient Departments; HCPCS=Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.

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Information contained herein is provided as a reference for obtaining appropriate and accurate reimbursement for the use of OMIDRIA in eligible patients. Omeros Corporation does not guarantee that the use of the recommended codes will result in reimbursement.

Indications and Usage

OMIDRIA® is added to ophthalmic irrigating solution used during cataract surgery or intraocular lens replacement and is indicated for maintaining pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis and reducing postoperative ocular pain.

Important Safety Information

OMIDRIA must be added to irrigating solution prior to intraocular use.

OMIDRIA is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Systemic exposure of phenylephrine may cause elevations in blood pressure.

Use OMIDRIA with caution in individuals who have previously exhibited sensitivities to acetylsalicylic acid, phenylacetic acid derivatives, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or have a past medical history of asthma.

The most commonly reported adverse reactions at ≥ 2% are eye irritation, posterior capsule opacification, increased intraocular pressure, and anterior chamber inflammation.

Please see the Full Prescribing Information for OMIDRIA.

You are encouraged to report Suspected Adverse Reactions to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

OMEROS®, the OMEROS logo®, OMIDRIA®, the OMIDRIA logo®, and OMIDRIAssure® are registered trademarks of Omeros Corporation.
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