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VR-based Pain Treatment can be Covered as DME, Regulators say
The Food and Drug Administration has approved digital therapeutics, but insurance coverage has remained a problem. Some businesses have pushed for patient pharmacy benefits to pay for their software-based therapies, but AppliedVR is going in a different direction. A new HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) code that describes the company’s treatment as a virtual reality cognitive behavioral therapy device with pre-programmed therapy software was granted by CMS to the company. The program complied with all five criteria set forth by CMS to qualify as durable medical equipment.
Pain Medicine March 30th 2023