National Coverage Determination (NCD)

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS)


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Tracking Information

Publication Number
Manual Section Number
Manual Section Title
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS)
Version Number
Effective Date of this Version
Implementation Date

Description Information

Benefit Category
Durable Medical Equipment

Please Note: This may not be an exhaustive list of all applicable Medicare benefit categories for this item or service.

Indications and Limitations of Coverage

Please note, section 280.13 has been removed from the NCD manual and incorporated into NCD 160.27

Cross Reference
Also see NCDs on Supplies Used in the Delivery of TENS and NMES (§160.13) and TENS for Acute Post-Operative Pain (§10.2).

Transmittal Information

Transmittal Number
Revision History

07/1995 - Provided coverage of TENS under the DME benefit. Effective date 08/07/1995. (TN 78)

11/2012 - (Rev.149, Issued: 11-30-12, Effective: 06-08-12, Implementation: 01-07-13)

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) 2 06/08/2012 - N/A You are here
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) 1 08/07/1995 - 06/08/2012 View