Shocked to Their Senses


I’m linking to an Associated Press article by Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr that recently ran in The Courier-Journal. The story highlights the safety, expense and efficacy of spinal cord stimulators.


We have a long and successful history of evaluating and approving these medical devices on an extremely limited basis. As you read the article, you will get the CliffsNotes version regarding these invasive procedures.


They are expensive. They are dangerous. They have little supporting evidence.


Believe it or not, many years ago we encountered payors who approved spinal cord stimulators as they thought they were just TENS units.


These medical requests should always be subject to aggressive Utilization Review by highly credentialed clinicians.


Don’t have your bank account overstimulated.



Call us. We can do better.

William Faris, JD
Chief Executive Officer

Posted in Medical Cost Containment, OMCA