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    Default Stimulator Trial, leads removed w/in 24 hours

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    We performed a stimulator trial on a patient on 03/09/11. The patient called 03/10/11 stating she was expierencing a burning sensation and requested that the leads be pulled immediatly. The leads were removed within 24 hrs. Can we still bill for the leads?

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    I would hope so...it's not like you can go use them for a different patient..

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    If the patient had the trial leads for 2 days but found no relief of symptoms this could be viewed as a similar end result as as a patient that immediatley does not react well to this type of device. Both would be a negative trial. And in both situations the time, liability, and the cost spent placing would still be present.

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