HFX: finally, a nonpharmacologic approved to treat painful diabetic neuropathy.
86% of patients have substantial, durable pain relief1
77% average pain relief at 12-months1
92% of patients were satisfied with their treatment2
What an endocrinologist has to say about HFX
Finally, there’s a treatment option for PDN patients refractory to conventional medical management (CMM).
SCS is a well-established approach to managing chronic pain
HFX uses 10 kHz Therapy to activate inhibitory neurons in the dorsal horn, calming abnormal pain signals to the brain.
Demonstrated neurologic improvements in 68% of patients1
Such as motor strength, reflexes, or sensory function.
Proven safe and effective for patients with diabetes1
At 12 months, 8 of 152 patients receiving 10 kHz therapy (5.2%) experienced infections.
Frequently asked questions about patient access
Is SCS covered under Medicare?
- SCS is covered under the Medicare Part B benefit
- Spinal cord stimulation is broadly covered by a National Coverage Decision for “chronic tractable pain of the trunk and limbs” with more specific local coverage determinations for some Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs)
- SCS trial and implant procedures do not require prior authorization except when done in the Hospital Outpatient setting
How is SCS covered under a commercial health plan?
- SCS is covered under the medical benefit of the health plan
- Spinal cord stimulation is broadly covered by all major commercial health plans with specific coverage language and indications varying by plan type
- Prior authorization of the SCS trial and implant procedure is typically required for all commercial health plans
How is individual patient coverage determined?
- A Nevro HFX implanting physician will be able to determine appropriateness of HFX for their PDN patients
- Due to medical necessity requirements, a detailed clinical history of tried and failed conservative therapies will be needed to facilitate access during the prior authorization process
- Individual out of pocket amounts will be determined during benefit investigations and will be based upon individual plan details, deductible limits, and out of pocket maximum amounts