Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 7th, 2003
Beginning January 2004, Medicare will reimburse hospitals on average a total of approximately $24,071 for the outpatient implantation and intra-operative programming of VNS Therapy Systems as follows: $12,832 under new APC 0039 for implantation of neurostimulator and $11,239 under existing APC 0225 for implantation of neurostimulator electrodes. In 2003, Medicare reimbursed hospitals on average of a total of approximately $19,500 for outpatient implantation of the VNS...
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