Policies are changing. Keep in step with Alpha-Stim.
Policies are constantly being updated, and it’s up to you to stay in compliance. With more stringent controls over pain management, and increased pressure to screen for depression, it may seem like an uphill battle to keep pace with ever-changing requirements.
The financial incentive for receiving high scores on hospital consumer assessments has been correlated with the over-prescribing of opioids. Pain medications have historically been the first line method of treatment for pain – despite the toll they take on patients after leaving the hospital or doctor’s office. But Alpha-Stim offers pain relief so effective that there is no need to worry about lowered scores on patient satisfaction of pain management. In fact, you will find quite the opposite, as new Alpha-Stim devotees become satisfied with their symptom management, often for the first time ever. If therapy and drugs offered adequate management of symptoms for everyone, there would be no demand for Alpha-Stim. But the reality is that few people are satisfied with their current treatments for mood- and pain-related disorders.
The call for widespread mental health screenings of adolescents aged 12 and older will lead to increased diagnoses of depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental illness in this demographic. Alpha-Stim has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for anxiety and depression not only in adults, but in children and teenagers. Treating mental illnesses at an early stage vastly improves the outlook for these patients, granting them better quality of life both immediately and long-term.
The good news is, it’s easier than ever before to offer your members coverage for Alpha-Stim. Not only did the FDA downclassify CES from Class III into Class II for anxiety and insomnia, but the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved EPI’s application for a HCPCS code. Effective January 1, 2020, the HCPCS code for CES is K1002: Cranial electrotherapy stimulator with accessories.
The time is right to set a higher standard for patient care. By offering coverage of Alpha-Stim, patients will feel better faster – leading to more satisfied customers and more cost-effective coverage policies for all.