Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and/or neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) can ordinarily be delivered to individuals through the use of conventional electrodes, adhesive tapes and lead wires. There may be times, however, when it is medically necessary for certain individuals receiving TENS or NMES treatment to use a form-fitting conductive garment (i.e., a garment with conductive fibers which are separated from the individual’s skin by layers of fabric). This conductive garment is worn as an alternative to conventional electrodes, adhesive tapes and lead wires.
A form-fitting conductive garment and related supplies may be considered medically necessary when:
A conductive garment is considered not medically necessary for use with a TENS device during the two month trial period unless: