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“Your words “I am doing very well health wise” resonate loudly and clearly for me.”

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 10:29 AMTo: ‘Julie Ottaviani’Cc: President of the United States; Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human ServicesSubject: RE: VNS Therapy for Depression – Implementation and Enforcement … Continue reading

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VNS Therapy for Depression – Implementation and Enforcement of the Law.

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Thursday, August 20, 2015 5:51 PM To: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Cc: President of the United States Subject: VNS Therapy for Depression – Implementation and Enforcement … Continue reading

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"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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Medicare/Medicaid coverage for VNS Therapy depression patients implanted prior to May 4, 2007.

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 2:14 PMTo: Madam Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services; Sean Cavanaugh, CMS – Deputy Administrator & Director; Dr. Patrick Conway – Acting Deputy Administrator for … 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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