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Billing: Understand TENS unit requirements

March 22, 2013Kelly Wolfe

A. Medicare pays for the TENS unit in three instances: acute post-operative pain, chronic low back pain when enrolled in a clinical study, and chronic intractable pain other than lower back pain.Post operative painIn these cases, it is only covered for 30 days from the date of surgery and will be billed as a rental. You may then bill as a purchase if the physician determines the effectiveness of the TENS unit and shows the patient is likely to benefit from continuous use over a long period of time.Chronic...

Billing, TENS units

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