Tag Archives: Health and Human Services

“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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

"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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

"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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in VNS Therapy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment