SPRcare service is a complimentary service intended to help physicians and health care facilities navigate the process of getting the SPRINT® PNS System approved and scheduled for their patients. Depend on SPRcare service to help your clinic:
- Establish coverage and benefits for the SPRINT system
- Confirm coding and claims information
- Pursue pre-authorization
- Manage denials and appeals
- Deliver documentation of medical necessity and operative procedures
- Coordinate peer-to-peer meetings
- Schedule procedures promptly
Contact your local SPR representative or contact us online to learn more about SPRcare services.
How to differentiate PNS from PFS, PENS and SCS:
PNS is easily distinguished from other types of stimulation that do not target a named peripheral nerve, such as Peripheral Field Stimulation (PFS), Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) and Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS).
In PFS, one or more leads are typically placed superficially to target non-specific subcutaneous sensory nerve endings in the region of pain. PFS has also been referred to previously as peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS). PFS does NOT deliver the same therapy as PNS. For more information click here.
PENS or electro-acupuncture involves the delivery of electrical impulses through a needle electrode that is inserted just below the skin. Needles are typically removed after each session and re-inserted again at the beginning of the next session. PENS and electro-acupuncture do NOT deliver the same therapy as PNS.
SCS involves the placement of one or more leads adjacent to the spinal cord and generally within the spinal canal or spinal foramen to stimulate the spinal cord rather than peripheral nerves. SCS does NOT deliver the same therapy as PNS.