the Birth, what a family needs
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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
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.
Blood pressure can be reduced within minutes by immersion in warm water.
(Rosenthal M. - Water immersion in labor and birth. Female Patient
Warm water immersion has been shown to decrease edema and increase diuresis
(Katz V., Ryder R., Cefalo R., Carmichael W., Goolsby R. A comparison of
bedrest and immersion for treating the edema of pregnancy. (Odent
M. Birth Reborn New York: Pantheon Books, 1984:45-6)
Reports reveal that when women float and move freely in a birth pool, their
need is reduced for drugs to stimulate uterine activity and for pain relief
(and hence the risks of anesthesia); they are less likely to have a bad
tear or episiotomy, the rates of intact perinaeum are increased and fewer
forceps deliveries and cesarean sections are performed. (Kitzinger
S., Letter from England: Is waterbirth dangerous. Birth 1995 22:3
Reimbursement for the rental of a portable tub is the most effective and
cost efficient means to reduce medications and drug intervention during
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