Updates to Rates for Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Effective Nov. 1, 2022, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) increased reimbursement rates for vagus nerve stimulation.
Reimbursement for the below-listed codes were increased as follows:
|Description||Code||Current Rate||New Rate|
|Incision to implant or replace direct or inductive cranial pulse generator or receiver||61885||$16,173||$34,000|
|Open approach to implant cranial nerve neurostimulator electrode array||64568||$24,412||$36,000|
The updated rates are reflected in the Outpatient Hospital Fee Schedule.
Providers should direct any questions related to this bulletin to the Provider Service Center at (888) 289-0709. The Provider Service Center’s hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday.