Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS)
TENS is a type of electrical nerve stimulator that is employed to treat chronic intractable pain. This stimulator is attached to the surface of the patient's skin over the peripheral nerve to be stimulated. It may be applied in a variety of settings (in the patient's home, a physician's office, or in an outpatient clinic).
Payment for TENS may be made under the durable medical equipment benefit.
07/1995 - Provided coverage of TENS under the DME benefit. Effective date 08/07/1995. (TN 78)