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Calmare® Pain Therapy Treatment

The Calmare® Pain Therapy Treatment device is a Class II device cleared by the FDA via 510(k) clearance on February 20, 2009. Calmare® is a pain therapy medical device for the non-invasive treatment of chronic neuropathic and oncologic pain. Calmare® avoids the harmful, adverse side effects and addictive properties linked to narcotic painkillers. This guide was developed to assist professionals who are involved in using or obtaining reimbursement for Calmare® treatment. It addresses common coverage, coding, and payment issues affecting pain therapy devices. Correct claim submissions may reduce requests for additional documentation from payers and avoid claim denials.

This guide was developed to assist professionals who are involved in using or obtaining reimbursement for Calmare® treatment. It addresses common coverage, coding, and payment issues affecting pain therapy devices. Correct claim submissions may reduce requests for additional documentation from payers and avoid claim denials.




Typical Calmare® Procedures

Calmare® Pain Therapy Treatment uses a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach. A “no-pain” message is transmitted to the nerve via disposable surface electrodes applied to the skin in the region of the patient's pain. The perception of pain is cancelled when the no-pain message replaces that of pain by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive way.

Regardless of pain intensity, a patient's pain can be completely removed for immediate relief.

The device, with a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach, uses a multiprocessor able to simultaneously treat multiple pain areas by applying surface electrodes to the skin. The device creates and sends a no-pain signal, which becomes the dominant signal received by the brain, thus overriding the pain signal and providing relief for the patient.

Calmare® is for patients with chronic high-intensity neuropathic pain and cancer pain resistant to morphine and other harmful narcotic painkillers.

Conditions treated include:

  • Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN)
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Post-surgical neuropathic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

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