Tag Archives: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

"Does anyone in all of HHS/CMS understand the meaning of being "proactive"?"

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 2:40 PMTo: Stephanie Perry, Health Insurance Special – Office of the Medicare Ombudsman – CMSCc: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human ServicesSubject: “Does anyone in … Continue reading

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VNS Therapy for Depression – “HHS/CMS we have a failure to communicate!”

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:48 AMTo: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human ServicesSubject: VNS Therapy for Depression – “HHS/CMS we have a failure to communicate!” Dear Madam Secretary Burwell, … Continue reading

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"I don’t understand…please explain it to me?" VNS Therapy for depression.

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 5:01 AMSubject: “I don’t understand…please explain it to me?” VNS Therapy for depression. From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:53 AMTo: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States … Continue reading

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VNS Therapy for Depression – "to hang on their individual desks and walls so that they finally get the message"

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 2:56 AMTo: Dr. Patrick Conway – Acting Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality, CMS Chief Medical OfficerCc: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services; Sean … Continue reading

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VNS Therapy for Depression – Another taste of governmental bureaucracy and its ineptitude…

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 11:02 AMTo: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services; Sean Cavanaugh, CMS – Deputy Administrator & Director; Courtney Turner; Davonda Roberts – Nurse Consultant, HHS/CMSSubject: … Continue reading

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Still battling Florida Blue…

From: (redacted)Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:58 AMTo: Herbert SteinSubject: RE: DECISION THAT THE NCD RECORD IS COMPLETE AND ADEQUATE TO SUPPORT THE VALIDITY OF NCD 160.18(C), VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION Hi Herbert.Got your call and the email updates. Thank you.I … Continue reading

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DECISION THAT THE NCD RECORD IS COMPLETE AND ADEQUATE TO SUPPORT THE VALIDITY OF NCD 160.18(C), VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 4:09 AM Subject: DECISION THAT THE NCD RECORD IS COMPLETE AND ADEQUATE TO SUPPORT THE VALIDITY OF NCD 160.18(C), VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION To Joyce’s fellow patients et al, At long last … Continue reading

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DECISION THAT THE NCD RECORD IS COMPLETE AND ADEQUATE TO SUPPORT THE VALIDITY OF NCD 160.18(C), VAGUS NERVE STIMULATION

Department of Health and Human ServicesDEPARTMENTAL APPEALS BOARDAppellate DivisionNCD 160.18, Vagus Nerve StimulationDocket No. A-14-3Decision No. 2613December 30, 2014DECISION THAT THE NCD RECORD IS COMPLETE AND ADEQUATE TO SUPPORT THE VALIDITY OF NCD 160.18(C), VAGUS NERVE STIMULATIONThe Medicare program, established … Continue reading

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RE: Response to Your January 12, 2015 Email

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2015 6:33 PMTo: ‘Turner, Courtney (CMS/OHI)’Cc: ‘Burwell, Sylvia M. (HHS/OS)’; ‘Cavanaugh, Sean (CMS/CM)’Subject: RE: Response to Your January 12, 2015 Email Dear Courtney, Thank you as always for responding to my communications.  … Continue reading

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Message for Stephen J. Hemsley – CEO, United Healthcare

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 4:06 AMTo: Stephen J. Hemsley – CEO, United Healthcare; Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services; Sean Cavanaugh, CMS – Deputy Administrator & DirectorSubject: VNS … Continue reading

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