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TRICARE: No Coverage for TENS for LBP; No Coverage for Dry Needling

TRICARE: No Coverage for TENS for LBP; No Coverage for Dry Needling

Effective June 1, 2020, TRICARE no longer covers transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for the treatment of acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain (LBP) . In addition, TENS units for home use for the treatment of LBP are not covered.  Dry needling is also a non-covered service under TRICARE when it is the sole purpose of the visit.

TRICARE’s policy can be accessed here.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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