Optimer Pharmaceuticals 8-K 2012
Washington, DC 20549
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
August 2, 2012
OPTIMER PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
10110 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite C
San Diego, CA 92121
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On August 2, 2012, the Company issued a press release announcing that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted a new technology add-on payment (NTAP) for DIFICID® tablets administered in the inpatient setting to treat Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. The NTAP payment will provide hospitals with a payment, in addition to the standard-of-care DRG reimbursement, of up to 50% of the cost of DIFICID for a period of two to three years, effective October 1, 2012. For 2013, CMS has assigned a maximum payment of $868.00. A copy of the Companys press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 3, 2012