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Medical Necessity for Warm Water Immersion Tub

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When mom chews xylitol gum from 3 months postpartum to baby's second birthday, baby's cavities are reduced up to 70% by the time the child was 5 years old.
Giving baby the gift of dental health is tremendous!

The following explanation of medical need, courtesy of Birth & Beyond, Seattle, WA, is provided in order to expedite insurance coverage for the rental of a portable warm water immersion tub.

CPT CODE        E1399
Goods provide    Portable warm water immersion tub
Diagnosis            The mother requires assistance with pain management during labor

Pain management during the birthing process costs the healthcare system between $700.00-$1500.00 per patient.  Warm water immersion provides an atmosphere of relaxation and buoyancy that has proven to be an effective method of reducing the need for medical intervention.  Here are some compelling reasons to invest in warm water immersion through reimbursement of the portable tub.

Reimbursement for the rental of a portable tub is the most effective and cost efficient means to reduce medications and drug intervention during labor.

Thank you.



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