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The Neuravive focused ultrasound treatment as a covered benefit under the following Blue Cross Blue Shield plans:
It is our understanding that under the Blue Card Network, patients traveling outside of their home state for treatment at a facility providing MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) would be subject to their home plan coverage decision. We recommend confirming coverage determination with your health plan prior to treatment.
Neuravive, the MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment for medication-refractory essential tremor, is a covered benefit for Medicare Part B beneficiaries in all 50 states.
The Exablate Neuro is intended for use in the unilateral Thalamotomy treatment of idiopathic Essential Tremor patients with medication-refractory tremor. Patients must be at least age 22.
You should have a detailed conversation with your physician regarding complications, also known as adverse events, that you may experience. Insightec-sponsored clinical studies have shown that the most common adverse events associated with this treatment are 1) imbalance/gait disturbance (26% of study patients), 2) numbness/tingling (33%), and 3) headache/head pain (51%). Most of these events were classified as mild or moderate, and 48% of all adverse events resolved on their own within 30 days. Adverse events that persisted at 3 years were all mild or moderate and included: numbness/tingling (9% of study patients), imbalance (4%), unsteadiness (4%), gait disturbance (2%), and musculoskeletal weakness (2%). Additional infrequent events include dizziness, taste disturbance, slurred speech, fatigue and vomiting. For additional safety information, please refer to FDA Pre-Market Approval (PMA) P150038. Again, you should discuss in detail the risks, benefits and treatment options with your physician prior to treatment.
Exablate Neuro is not suitable for all patients. Patients who have any of the following should inform their doctor so he can suggest appropriate treatment options for you.
Please discuss all these conditions with your physician so your doctor can properly evaluate your suitability for the Exablate therapy.