The real-time resulting benefits of VNS Therapy for Depression.

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 11:22 PM
To: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
Subject: The real-time resulting benefits of VNS Therapy for Depression.

Dear Madam Secretary Burwell,

I take this opportunity to share with you as I have done in the past with former Madam Secretary Sebelius and Mr. Jonathan Blum of CMS letters I receive from existing VNS Therapy Depression patients.  The letters I shared in the past were gut wrenching narratives begging to obtain replacement pulse generators to once against lift these souls out of the depths of anguish and despair and the “Black Hole” of depression.

With permission from Julie I’d like to share with Amy, you and others her recent communications with me that is a self-explanatory:

—–Original Message—–
From: Julie Ottaviani [mailto:julieottaviani@aol.com]

Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 7:33 AM
To: Herbert Stein
Subject: Re: U.S. Administrative Law Judge sides with VNS Depression Patient

Congratulations to Amy.  I hope the action will bring forth a written document clearly explaining the COMPASSIONATE USE coverage of all of us who benefit from VNS.  As always thank you for cheering up my day Herb.

Sincerely

Julie Ottaviani

Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

 

 

—–Original Message—–
From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net]

Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 8:39 AM
To: ‘Julie Ottaviani’
Subject: RE: U.S. Administrative Law Judge sides with VNS Depression Patient

Julie,

May I share your response publicly and with Amy?

Most importantly, how are you doing?

Sincerely,

Herb

Joyce and Herbert Stein

1008 Trailmore Lane

Weston, FL 33326-2816

(954) 349-8733

vnsdepression@gmail.com

http://www.vnstherapy-herb.blogspot.com

http://www.vnstherapy.wordpress.com

 

 

 

From: Julie Ottaviani [mailto:julieottaviani@aol.com]

Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 8:59 PM
To: fabrik@bellsouth.net
Subject: Re: U.S. Administrative Law Judge sides with VNS Depression Patient

No bother Herb sorry it took so long I just got back on the computer after a long stormy day in Pa.  Of course you have my permission to use any and all my correspondence to you.  I am doing well after the replacement of my VNS battery.  My greatest regards to Amy for her dedication and persistence in obtaining a judicial ruling in favor of coverage of the forgotten  Cyberonics Vns Depression Implant patients.  Maybe now there will be a Compassionate Use coverage by medicare and an order to the private insurance companies also ” IN WRITING”.  Thank you Amy.  And thank you Herb for all your hard work.
Julie Ottaviani
julieottaviani@aol.com

Sincerely,

Herb

Joyce and Herbert Stein

1008 Trailmore Lane

Weston, FL 33326-2816

(954) 349-8733

vnsdepression@gmail.com

http://www.vnstherapy-herb.blogspot.com

http://www.vnstherapy.wordpress.com

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About vnstherapy

I'm a very, very long-time support person and health care and mental health advocate/activist for my spouse Joyce as well as to others. I'm also a retired business executive and former Board Member, President and facilitator of a local chapter of DBSA as well as a Florida State appointment as a Guardian Advocate. I do not endorse, promote or advertise for any therapy, product or company. I do share our personal experiences, my research and knowledge in the hope it might benefit someone or do I give advice as to what one should or shouldn't do. I extend my best wishes for wellness to one and all and all the good you’d wish for yourselves.
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