AAPM Signs Letter Opposing CMS Expansion for Pre-Approval for Neurostimulator Implantation

AAPM joined other pain groups in protesting the proposed expansion of a CMS rule that would increase prior authorization requirements for implanted spinal neurostimulators to curb potential unnecessary utilization. ...
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AAPM Signs Letter Opposing CMS Expansion for Pre-Approval for Neurostimulator Implantation

 AAPM joined other pain groups in protesting the proposed expansion of a CMS rule that would increase prior authorization requirements for implanted spinal neurostimulators to curb potential unnecessary utilization....
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Incorrect Billing of HCPCS L8679 - Implantable Neurostimulator

CMS has issued a MLN (Medicare Learning Network) article concerning the inappropriate reporting of HCPCS supply code L8679 (Implantable neurostimulator, pulse generator, any type) for electro-acupuncture devices. These devices are applied behind the ear using an adhesive and/or with needles inserted into the patient's ear and do not require surgical implantation.  

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Neurostimulation Methods in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Abstract:  The goal of this narrative review was to give an up-to-date overview of the peripheral and central neurostimulation methods that can be used to treat chronic pain. Special focus has been given to three pa...
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Functional Spectroscopy Mapping of Pain Processing Cortical Areas During Non-Painful Peripheral Electrical Stimulation of the Accessory Spinal Nerve

Peripheral electrical stimulation (PES), which encompasses several techniques with heterogeneous physiological responses, has shown in some cases remarkable outcomes for pain treatment and clinical rehabilitation. Howeve...
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