Tag Archives: Cyberonics

"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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Stolen equipment and the expeditious resolution…

To Joyce’s fellow VNS patients et al, Just recently we ran into an unusual problem(s). We made an appointment with Joyce’s attending physician to interrogate her VNS prosthesis. The appointment was made for Monday, June 22, 2015. As we were … Continue reading

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In all fairness and balanced reporting…

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:46 PMSubject: In all fairness and balanced reporting… To Joyce’s fellow depression patients’ et al.: As you know I have had through the year’s respectful differences of opinion on several important … Continue reading

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Patrick J. Geraghty, CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)

From: Herbert Stein [mailto:fabrik@bellsouth.net] Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2015 3:18 PMTo: Chet Burrell, President & CEO CareFirst BlueCross BlueShieldSubject: Battling Florida Blue… To Joyce’s fellow patients et al, I need your help.  If anyone out there reading this message knows … 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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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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