May 6, 2018
The Veteran’s Administration is now covering Calmare scrambler therapy treatments on its VA Fee Basis Program for any patient under the care of a VA physician, using the CPT code 0278T.
All four branches of the U.S. Military have been successfully using scrambler therapy since 2011 and have steadily increased the number of MC-5A devices at its hospitals, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
To obtain medically-covered treatment from a Calmare provider, the patient must obtain a referral for scrambler therapy from a VA-affiliated hospital.
“The U.S. Military was one of the first treatment centers to adopt Calmare to treat injured soldiers who did not respond to pain medication or traditional neuropathic pain treatment,” says Dr. Michael Cooney, clinical director of Calmare Therapy NJ USA.
“Clearly, for them to move add the Calmare CPT code to their list of covered services, they acknowledge the positive outcomes they have achieved.”
During training sessions for military healthcare personnel, the Calmare Therapy method of pain relief was highlighted as one of their most promising medical treatments.
A Proven, Drug-Free, Painless, Chronic Pain Therapy for Soldiers with No Side Effects
Using a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical philosophy, this pain management approach treats neuropathic conditions caused by a variety of medical conditions including:
- Cancer and chemotherapy
- Chronic nerve pain
- Chronic back pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Shingles (PHN)
- Phantom limb syndrome
- Failed back surgery
- Brachial plexus neuropathy
- Sciatic and lumbar pain
How the Calmare Device Reduces or Eliminates Neuropathic Pain
The FDA-cleared MC-5A scrambler therapy device was adopted by the U.S. Armed Forces in 2011 as an alternative to surgery or potentially addictive narcotics.
The technology works by sending a “no-pain” signal through strategically-placed electrodes on the patient’s skin.
These signals override the native pain message, reducing the pain intensity and often offering immediate relief.
For maximum benefit and long-term alleviation of symptoms, multiple treatment sessions are often recommended, depending on the cause and severity of the pain.
The long-term success achievements—at no added risk to the soldier–has made it an effective weapon against the “War on Pain.”
Today, the American military is one of the world’s largest providers of Calmare Therapy; the device is offered at medical centers in every branch of service.
At Calmare Therapy NJ USA, our clinical director, Dr. Michael Cooney, is one of the world’s foremost experts on using the device to treat severe chronic pain in children, teens, adults and seniors.
“Time and again, we have seen the Calmare device help people regain control of their lives and resume a healthy quality-of-life,” Dr. Cooney notes. “We have helped patients regain long-lost mobility after arriving at our clinic using wheelchairs, walkers or canes.”
Schedule Your Calmare Therapy Consultation
If you are a patient at a VA hospital and have been prescribed Calmare scrambler therapy for pain management, contact our highly experienced team, located 10 minutes from New York City, 20 minutes from Newark Airport and about two hours from Philadelphia by calling (201) 933-4440.