Insurance Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia

Cost of Treatment

The total cost of Medtronic DBS Therapy for dystonia* varies significantly. Please contact your health provider for an estimate of the costs associated with DBS Therapy.

Insurance Coverage

Coverage for DBS typically follows a case-by-case basis for Medicare and private payers. Humanitarian Device Exemption products are eligible for Medicare coverage if the treatment is provided by a site that has Institutional Review Board approval and the patient meets the FDA approved guidelines for coverage. Please contact your insurance company to see if your health plan provides coverage.

*Humanitarian Device - Authorized by Federal Law as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia, including generalized and/or segmental dystonia, hemidystonia, and cervical dystonia (torticollis), in patients seven years of age or above. The effectiveness of the devices for treating these conditions has not been demonstrated.

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