Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage for Carpal Tunnel?
Workers Compensation Insurance is designed to protect the employees against injury from work related activities. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome leads to more lost time at work than any other single injury classification.
The problem is the the element of surprise in CTS. Most people do not see it coming and suddenly find themselves unable to do the job they have been doing successfully without consequences for years. The sudden cumulative nature of repetitive stress injuries are confusing for all parties. It takes a while for the worker and his or her manager to figure out what is happening and what to do about it.
This website can help you quickly identify the problems, work on ergonomic improvements in the work station and begin minimally invasive, low risk, cost effective, convenient and relatively rapid rehabilitation with a unique new orthotic therapy called the Carpal Solution.
We can help the worker understand the complex coding and insurance forms to obtain reimbursement for this reliable new therapy, before frustration and depression set in. Continue reading for all the forms and information you will need.
Is The Carpal Solution Right For Me?
The Carpal Solution relieves wrist pain, hand numbness and finger tingling of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in days.
It is different from other over-the-counter Carpal Tunnel treatments. It is not a rigid immobilizing wrist brace, nor is it a common splint.
Worn during sleep, the Carpal Solution gently stretches and reshapes soft tissue in and around the Carpal Tunnel, increases flexibility and relieves pressure on the Median Nerve. The Carpal Solution eliminates hand pain, finger numbness and sleep interruption Naturally – usually in just a few days.
This all natural therapy allows people to get back to their active life styles quickly with No Downtime, No Risks and No Complications!
Patient Success is over 97%!
To Order in USA or Canada Call Toll-Free : (1) 800-798-5210
or Call: 00 (1) 801-930-9240 from destinations outside the USA
Watch a Video Interview with wellness expert, Dr. Michelle Robin, explaining The Carpal Solution.
Dr. Robin is the Founder of Your Wellness Connection, a center for natural healing in Shawnee, Kansas.
Learn all you need to know about symptoms and treatment options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and you will watch and listen to patients talk about their success controlling CTS with Carpal Solution Therapy – Naturally.
How Does The Carpal Solution Work?
The Carpal Solution gently stretches simultaneously at three key points on the palm surrounding the carpal tunnel during sleep. Consistent gentle stretching action applied for 6 to 8 hours while the hand is relaxed, decompresses and reshapes the soft tissue around the carpal tunnel relieving pressure on the Median Nerve.
Carpal Solution Therapy combines this patented gentle soft tissue flexing and reshaping method during sleep with active use during the day. This results in an ideal rhythmic therapy for rapid relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome symptoms with no muscle atrophy or down time. Your hand rehabilitates through normal use once pain is relieved.
This is a Carpal Tunnel Treatment that works for over 97% of those suffering with CTS symptoms.
How Can I Get Health Insurance Reimbursement For The Carpal Solution?
Customers report that both Health Insurance Companies and State Worker’s Compensation Insurance programs will cover the cost of the Carpal Solution Orthotic Device. The usual practice for reimbursement with most health insurers is to get a written prescription from your Doctor, Hand Therapist, Chiropractor, Occupational Therapist, Neurologist, Physiatrists, or other appropriate medical professional for a Hand Wrist Orthosis and submit three items:
1- a copy of the written prescription from the medical professional, such as your Occupational Therapist, assigned to your workers comp case with
2- a copy of the receipt for your purchase of the medical device prescribed.
The prescription generally serves as documentation of the medical professional’s formal diagnosis and professional opinion on the appropriate device to help your condition. The receipt from First Hand Medical will have all of the codes and medical device classifications printed on it that are needed for the insurance clerk to process your claim quickly and without delay.
Many insurers like you to submit a claim form together with the above two items. You can access a printable version of the standard claim form provided by the government and used by most insurance companies at the following link:
3- Standard Health Insurance Claim Form-HCFA-1500 you simply fill out this claim form and submit it with a copy of the doctor’s prescription and a copy of First Hand Medical’s receipt. You can print this form from your computer with the pdf viewer that comes standard with most computers. We also provide this form on the back of your Receipt for the purchase of the Carpal Solution enclosed with each order. You can Click on the link that follows to see an example of a completed Universal Health Insurance Claim Form for the Carpal Solution reimbursement. You do not have to fill out every blank in the form.
The medical classification used by insurance companies, Workers Compensation offices, Occupational Therapists and medical organizations like the American Medical Association (AMA) to describe the Carpal Solution Device is a Hand Wrist Orthosis. This designation appears on the receipt you receive through email with your order for the Carpal Solution Six Week Therapy Pac. For minimally invasive devices in the Orthotic classification all that is required by most insurance companies for reimbursement is a copy of the appropriate prescription, a copy of the receipt documenting that you purchased what the doctor prescribed and sometimes a HCFA-1500 Claim Form. To speed reimbursement it is best to have all three. Sometimes the insurance clerk will fill out the claim form on your behalf, but it can slow the process.
Dr. Morgan stated that, “Insurance companies generally reimburse 90 to 100% of your expenditure upon following this procedure, depending on the type of coverage to which your insurance policy entitles you. You may want to check with your health insurance provider in advance regarding your coverage.”
As a convenience for medical professionals, patients and health insurers, a summary of the appropriate descriptive insurance codes commonly used follows.
Four Primary Codes are generally required by most health insurance companies for device reimbursements. These include:
1- The Prescribed Product HCPCS Code
2- The Supplier’s EIN Code
3- The Suppliers Assigned NPI Number by the NPPES (National Plan & Provider Enumeration System)
4- The ICD Codes (International Classification of Disease)
The Insurance Clerk’s Processing of Reimbursement for the Carpal Solution Orthotic is easy when you have the right codes and right paper work.
We are committed to make a somewhat complicated process as simple as possible.
The Codes Needed for the Carpal Solution Therapy Pacs would be as follows:
HCPCS Codes: L3923 or L 3908 Source: WHF Orthosis spreading hand, upper limb: wrist-hand abduction extracted from the Miscellaneous Prosthetics / Orthotics Product Section of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems (HCPCS) published by Medical Management Institute in 2005.
Provider EIN Code: 0438-13636 Source: First Hand Medical, the Leader in Alternative Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Provider NPI Number: 1326273483 Assigned by the NPPES (National Plan & Provider Enumeration System) unique number for health insurance reimbursement assigned to First Hand Medical
ICD Codes are: G56.01 for The Right Hand or G56.02 for Left Hand for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Source: International Classification of Disease published by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) US Department of Health and Human Services – National Center for Health Statistics Hyattsville, MD.
You will receive all the appropriate codes on your online receipt confirming your order form our secure website which you can print out, also these codes will appear on the email receipt when you put in your email address or give an accurate email to our customer service agent. If you need a formal receipt our customer service agents can email it to you.
Physicians, Health Insurers and the medical community at large generally agree that it is much better to try well documented conservative treatments and therapies before resorting to surgery – there is no downside. Most insurance companies are eager to reimburse for a non-invasive therapeutic device that works to relieve Carpal Tunnel Symptoms like the Carpal Solution Orthosis, it is a much more cost effective approach and reduces strain on the healthcare system when used in place of surgery, rehab and repeat surgeries a few years down the road.
Insurers are eager to help you successfully treat your condition with a natural orthotic device and help you avoid Carpal Tunnel Surgery. Surgery and rehab can cost the health insurer more than $8,000.00 and up to $15,000.00. So, if your insurer can help you avoid the downtime, hassel, risks, and repeat surgeries, they are eager to do so, because they save too. The Carpal Solution is a win / win therapy that saves the insurer the significant cost of Carpal Tunnel Surgery and Rehabilitation.
Our customer service team is also eager to help you get your reimbursement for this remarkable stretching wrist brace. Please let us know if you have any difficulties or if your insurance company needs a W-9 form. Most of the large insurers have received this form from First Hand Medical, but if you find your insurance company does not have us registered, or needs an updated form, we will be happy to facilitate the rapid registration, so that you and other customers that follow will be reimbursed promptly and without any hassle. Also the relatively new NPI number registration system (2009) assures the insurer that First Hand Medical has been validated by the NPPES (National Plan & Provider Enumeration System).