Do you Qualify for a Coude Tip?

 In order to qualify for a sterile intermittent catheter with Coude Tip (A4352), the patient must require catheterization and have medical documentation of one of the following criteria:

  • Unable to maneuver a straight tip catheter due to a stricture.
  • Anatomy is such that a straight tip catheter is ineffective in passing through the urethra and a curved tipped catheter is required to conform to the patient’s anatomy.
  • Enlarged prostate gland creating an obstruction that requires a coude tip catheter.
  • The use of a straight tip catheter causes pain, discomfort, and bleeding during use, therefore the patient requires a coude catheter that passes through the urethra without harm.
  • Obstruction of the urinary passage which requires a coude catheter to maneuver around the obstruction with ease.





Disclaimer: The information in this document is informational only, general in nature, and does not cover all payers’ rules or policies. This information was obtained from third party sources and is subject to change without notice as a result of changes in reimbursement regulations and payer policies. This document represents no promise or guarantee by Bard Medical regarding coverage or payment for products or procedures by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) or other payers. Individuals are responsible for reporting the codes that most accurately describe the patient’s medical condition, procedures performed and products used. Reimbursement for a product or procedure can vary depending upon the setting in which the product is used. Providers should check Medicare bulletins, manuals, program memoranda, and Medicare guidelines to ensure compliance with Medicare requirements. Inquiries should be directed to the appropriate other payer for non-Medicare coverage situations. Bard Medical does not guarantee the products or procedures described herein will be reimbursable in whole or in part by any public or private payer, including Medicare. Bard Medical specifically excludes any representation or warranty relating to reimbursement.

Intermittent catheters are intended for draining urine from the bladder. Reuse of a single use device may create a risk of patient or user infection. Please consult product labels and inserts for more detailed safety information and instructions for use.