Dr. Frank Gress Evaluates the Ambu aScope Duodeno
Dr. Frank Gress is an interventional endoscopist who has been performing gastroenterology procedures for over 25 years. In this video, Dr. Gress evaluates Ambu’s new endoscope, the aScope Duodeno.
Dr. Todd Baron Assesses the aScope Duodeno for ERCP
Dr. Todd Baron is a therapeutic endoscopist who has performed more than 20,000 endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedures. He offers a clinician’s assessment of Ambu’s new fully disposable duodenoscope, the aScope Duodeno. From its functionality to its impact on patient safety, productivity and capital investment.
Sterile. Single-use. Problem solved.
Sterile straight from the pack, the Ambu® aScope™ Duodeno is a fully disposable, single-use duodenoscope for ERCP procedures. Based on the latest conventional duodenoscopes, the aScope Duodeno is familiar in form and function, delivering reliable performance for clinicians.
At Ambu, we take pride in specializing in manufacturing of single-use endoscopes. In fact, our single-use endoscopes are used in more than 3,800 hospitals every year. And we’re excited to now bring our expertise and know-how to endoscopists in gastroenterology.
Breakthrough Device Designation
In July, 2020, the aScope Duodeno endoscope received FDA clearance and was also granted Breakthrough Device Designation. The FDA's Breakthrough Device Program is reserved for certain medical devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions. This program is intended to help patients receive more timely access to these medical devices by expediting their development, assessment and review by FDA.
Finally address concerns about patient cross-contamination.
For decades, interventional endoscopists have used duodenoscopes to perform lifesaving ERCP procedures. There is, however, growing concern that even with the most stringent cleaning procedures, patient cross-contamination can occur with reusable duodenoscopes.
With the aScope Duodeno, you have a brand new sterile, single-use duodenoscope straight from the pack every time, and there is no risk of patient cross-contamination. What’s more, there’s no need for costly reprocessing or repairs.
Learn about infection control in gastroenterology.
aScope™ Duodeno Coding and TPT Payment Guide - New NTAP Approval Added
Effective July 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a new transitional pass-through (TPT) category and new HCPCS C code for single-use endoscopes, such as the aScope Duodeno, used in performing ERCP procedures in the hospital outpatient department.
In addition, CMS has finalized approval of a New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) for the Ambu® aScope™ Duodeno. Beginning October 1, 2021, CMS will provide hospitals with additional device reimbursement when the aScope Duodeno is used for eligible cases in the hospital inpatient setting.
View our Payment Guide