H-wave stimulation is a form of electrical stimulation that differs from other forms of electrical stimulation, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), in terms of its wave form. H-wave stimulation has been used for the treatment of pain related to a variety of etiologies, such as diabetic neuropathy, muscle sprains, temporomandibular joint dysfunctions or reflex sympathetic dystrophy. H-wave stimulation has also been used to accelerate healing of wounds, such as diabetic ulcers.
H-wave stimulation is considered experimental/investigational and therefore, non-covered. Review of available literature reveals a lack of controlled clinical trials that prove the effectiveness of the device. As such, the H-wave device used in the home and H-wave stimulation performed in the provider’s office are non-covered.