June 6, 2024

Berkeley Heights, NJ – June 6, 2024 – CorMedix Inc. (Nasdaq: CRMD), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for life-threatening diseases and conditions, today announced that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that DefenCath® qualifies for pass-through status under the hospital Out-Patient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).  Pass-through status provides for separate payment under Medicare Part B for the utilization of DefenCath in the out-patient ambulatory setting for a period of at least two years, and up to a maximum of three years.

While vascular access for hemodialysis can be initiated in an inpatient setting, ambulatory surgical centers or vascular access centers offer a less-invasive, outpatient-based alternative for patients. The company estimates that up to 100,000 HD-CVC placements occur each year, and pass-through status ensures that providers are reimbursed separately for administration of DefenCath in this setting of care.  Given that approximately 50% of catheter-related bloodstream infections, or CRBSIs, can occur within the first 90 days that a catheter is inserted, it is critical to protect the line beginning at the time of placement.

DefenCath® (taurolidine and heparin)


These highlights do not include all the information needed to use DefenCath safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for DefenCath.

LIMITED POPULATION: DefenCath is indicated to reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) in adult patients with kidney failure receiving chronic hemodialysis (HD) through a central venous catheter (CVC). This drug is indicated for use in a limited and specific population of patients.

DefenCath is contraindicated and has warnings and precautions in patients with:

  • Known heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).
  • Known hypersensitivity to any drug products in DefenCath, including taurolidine, heparin or the citrate excipient or pork products.

If exposure to either of the above occurs, discontinue use of DefenCath and institute appropriate supportive measures.

To report any safety concerns including suspected adverse reactions, contact CorMedix Inc. at 1-888-424-6345 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or visit

Please see the full Prescribing Information.

About CorMedix

CorMedix Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the prevention and treatment of life-threatening conditions and diseases. The Company is focused on commercializing its lead product DefenCath®, which was approved by the FDA on November 15, 2023 and launched in inpatient settings in April 2024. CorMedix anticipates the commercial launch of DefenCath in outpatient settings in July 2024.  CorMedix also intends to develop DefenCath as a catheter lock solution for use in other patient populations.  For more information visit:

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