Programming of Neurostimulators by Reps


January 23, 2014


One of the vendor representatives comes to our office to interrogate our neurostimulators such as a deep brain stimulator and spinal stimulator. The reps keep telling my doctors that we can bill for their services “incident-to” the physician but I believe this is not right. What do you think?


Trust your instincts. You are correct – it is not every appropriate to bill “incident to” the physician for something a vendor rep does such as programming a neurostimulator.