Monday, May 17, 2021

Tag: Insurance

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Robotics are helping paralyzed people walk again, but the price tag is huge

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again. A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid...

German social court rules ReWalk exoskeleton medically necessary for patient with SCI

ReWalk Robotics announced the first ruling by the Social Welfare Court of Speyer which declared the ReWalk exoskeleton system was medically necessary and should be covered by insurance for a patient with spinal cord...

Do the Paralyzed Have a Medical Right to This $70K Exoskeleton?

American insurance providers are being faced with an interesting health care debate: Should walking be considered a need? At the center of this debate are exoskeletons — motorized devices that allows those with spinal cord...

Patients with traumatic spinal injuries have higher rate of insurance discontinuation

Researchers found insurance discontinuation rates were significantly higher for patients with traumatic spinal injuries when compared with healthy patient with no injuries, according to a recently published study. Using the MarketScan database, the researchers conducted...