Chairman of Government and Oversight Reform, Darrell Issa, has shown phenomenal leadership on the issue of TENS coverage. The Chairman points out in his letter that this is an UNPRECEDENTED move by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to revoke long-standing coverage of a treatment while further study is done.
TENS has proven, for more than 30 years, to be an effective alternative to addictive and expensive pain medications and this hasty action taken by CMS puts the nations seniors at risk! Chronic low back pain (CLBP), as the Chairman points out in his letter, is one of the most common reoccurring problems among Medicare patients and CMS appears to be prepared to leave seniors “up the creek without a paddle” while they experiment in a lab. LETS TELL THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP EXPERIMENTING WITH SENIORS LIVES!