Boston Scientific Announces Medicare Reimbursement Codes for Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) Procedures

(November 29, 2004) -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that its Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) procedures have been recognized for payment under a new Medicare ultrasound subcategory titled "Intravascular Vessel Imaging." The newly assigned codes will enable tracking of IVUS procedures separately from other types of ultrasound procedures. Boston Scientific's IVUS technology differs from other traditional ultrasound technologies in that it provides views from inside a patient