Enables Providers to Prescribe PainShield to Help Individuals Manage Pain at Home, Avoiding Unnecessary Doctor Visits and Hospitalization During COVID-Related Stay-At-Home Proclamations
ELMSFORD, N.Y., April 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NanoVibronix, Inc., (NAOV), a medical device company that produces the PainShield® Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Portable Ultra Sonic therapeutic device, today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved its PainShield™ for reimbursement for Medicare beneficiaries on a national basis effective January 2020.
“PainShield provides an effective alternative to pharmaceuticals for pain management and can be used in a variety of settings including the safety of a patient’s home, which has become increasingly important in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” said Brian Murphy, CEO of NanoVibronix. “Receiving CMS approval increases the number of providers who may prescribe PainShield as a means for patients, particularly Medicare beneficiaries who may be at a higher risk of infection, to manage their pain while maintaining safe distances and reducing contact in clinical settings. Obtaining this approval strengthens our opportunities to secure private label partners in the United States.”
The company was notified on March 30, 2020 that its Medicare Enrollment Application was approved, and it is now an approved Medicare Supplier for DME through the National Supplier Clearinghouse, Palmetto-GBA as well as Noridian Administrative Services, LLC, the two Medicare Administrative Contractors that handle DME reimbursement nationwide.
PainShield is now available for Medicare reimbursement on a national level under new HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) code K1004.
PainShield is an ultrasound device, consisting of a reusable driver unit and a disposable patch, which contains a proprietary therapeutic transducer. PainShield delivers a localized ultrasound effect to treat pain and induce soft tissue healing in a targeted area, while keeping the level of ultrasound energy at a safe and consistent level. Its range of applications includes acute and chronic pain resolution through its many mechanisms of action. PainShield can be used by patients at home or work or in a clinical setting and can be used even while the patient is sleeping. Patient benefits include ease of application and use, faster recovery time, high compliance, and increased safety and efficacy over existing devices that rely on higher-frequency ultrasound.
NanoVibronix Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV) is a medical device company headquartered in Elmsford, New York, with research and development in Nesher, Israel, which is focused on developing medical devices utilizing its proprietary and patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology. This technology allows for the creation of low-frequency ultrasound waves that can be utilized for a variety of medical applications, including the disruption of biofilms and bacteria colonization, as well as providing pain relief. The devices can be administered at home without the assistance of medical professionals. The Company’s primary products include PainShield®, UroShield™ and WoundShield™. Additional information about the Company is available at: www.nanovibronix.com.
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