Many health insurance companies cover costs associated with gastric electrical stimulation. Be sure your doctor requests prior authorization and coverage from your insurance company before the implant. He or she will explain your gastroparesis* symptoms and gastric electrical stimulation to the insurance company. You may also need to personally communicate with your insurance company.
*Humanitarian Device: The Enterra Therapy system for gastric electrical stimulation is authorized by Federal law for use in treatment of chronic intractable (drug refractory) nausea and vomiting secondary to gastroparesis of diabetic or idiopathic etiology. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated. What does this mean?
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