Neurologic Procedures, Devices and Therapies
These are the AT&T CarePlus covered procedures and services effective January 1, 2019. Prior approval is required, please contact CarePlus customer care at 1-877-261-3340.
Auditory Brainstem Implant
For patients with neural and sensorineural hearing loss who are not candidates for cochlear implant.
An implanted neurostimulator system that delivers electrical stimulation to the dorsal root ganglion of the spinal nerve, for difficult-to-treat chronic lower limb pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or peripheral causalgia (nerve damage).
Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
- Severe Paradoxical Vocal Cord Movement with demonstrated functional airway obstruction
- Trismus and Stridor in Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis
- Refractory Gastroparesis (Idiopathic and Diabetic)
Brain Implant to Restore Sense of Touch
An electric implant that stimulates the brain and allows spinal cord injury patients to feel pressure-like sensations in the fingers of a robotic arm.
Comprehensive Treatment for Occipital Neuralgia and Cervicalgia
Including Occipital Nerve Injection and the following:
- Neurectomy, Rhizotomy, or Decompression Surgery
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Implantable Neurostimulator Device
A proteolytic enzyme that is injected into a herniated intervertebral disc to reduce or eliminate pressure on the trapped spinal root, providing a non-surgical alternative for treatment of lumbar disc herniation.
Deep Brain Stimulation
For Tourette’s Syndrome to reduce the frequency and severity of motor symptoms.
For treatment of Meniere’s disease.
Electrode-embedded Garment (Mollii)
For the treatment of pain and loss of function due to chronic acute muscle spasms in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), palsy, and other spasms.
ExAblate MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound
For treatment of essential tremor.
Emerging Clinical Trials, when approved or sponsored by the FDA, NIH, or recognized neurologic-cooperative groups
For diagnosis and/or treatment of:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Traumatic Brain or Spinal Cord Injury
- Acute Stroke
- Neurodegenerative Diseases
- Hereditary Neurologic Disorders
EYE-SYNC Virtual Reality Eye Tracker
A mobile vision tracking assessment technology for initial screening and monitoring of patients sustaining concussion.
Facial Reanimation Surgery – Surgical procedure to correct congenital facial paralysis and facial paralysis caused by trauma or disease. Note: this service is effective 4/1/2018.
Implanted Electrical Nerve Block System (Altius)
For the treatment of chronic amputation pain.
For evaluation of:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Brain Function
- Learning Disorders
- Psychiatric Conditions
Monarch electrical transcutaneous nerve stimulator:
Trigeminal nerve stimulator (TMS) that provides non-invasive mild electrical stimulation to the brain during sleep. Manages the behavior of children diagnosed with ADHD as an alternative to medication. For Eligible Dependent children ages 7-12 diagnosed with ADHD.
To restore cerebral blood flow during acute ischemic stroke using a dual-balloon aortic catheter system.
To reduce severity of cluster headaches.
To reduce the frequency of seizure for hard-to-treat epilepsy.
Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (nVNS)
Stimulates the vagus nerve through a hand-held device placed at the root of the patient’s neck for management of cluster headache and migraine.
Personal Kinetigraph™ (PKG™) Watch to measure tremors related to Parkinson’s Disease
A wrist-worn device that monitors movement symptoms and processes them through a special algorithm that allows providers to measure and modify treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. The device also reminds the patient to take their medication. For patients ages 46-83 that have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Stereotactic Laser Ablation (SLATE) for the treatment of epilepsy
Minimally invasive laser surgery for patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.
Note: this service is effective 7/1/2018.
To improve proprioception (pressure on the joints, ligaments and muscles), reflexes and psychological muscle synergies for children with Cerebral Palsy.
Topical Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Devices for Treatment of Migraine
Noninvasive, topical devices delivering transcranial magnetic stimulation for the prevention and treatment of migraines.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate electrical activity in the brain for use in adolescents under the age of 12 in the treatment of migraines.
Wearable Early Warning System (Brain Sentinel)
That detects impending onset of generalized tonicclonic seizures (GTC) and provides remote alerts to notify caregivers of GTC seizure events.