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NanoVibronix Responds to CMS’ Determination for PainShield

NanoVibronix, Inc., (NASDAQ: NAOV), a medical device company that produces the UroShield®, PainShield® and WoundShield® Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Portable Ultrasonic Therapeutic Devices, today provided a response to the recently published payment determination by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) regarding the company’s PainShield device.

On August 21, 2023, CMS announced publication of its Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (“HCPCS”) Application Summaries, Coding Decisions and Benefit Category & Payment Determinations for the first bi-annual 2023 Non-Drug and Non-Biological Items and Services.1 As part of its determination, CMS concluded that PainShield does not fall within a Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (“DMEPOS”) benefit category.

As a result of CMS’ determination, PainShield is not reimbursable under Medicare and Medicaid at this time.

Brian Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of NanoVibronix, Inc., said, “We are working to fully understand the implications of CMS’ HCPCS summaries and payment determiniations as it relates to PainShield. Over the coming weeks, we will be developing an action plan to address CMS’ concerns and, at the very least, resubmit an application for additional review. We are exploring several options with our legal and technical teams. We continue to believe that PainShield provides an effective therapy for pain management and could greatly benefit many of the more than 150 million patients covered by Medicare and Medicaid insurance2. Despite our disappointment with the recent decision from CMS, we continue to grow the distribution of PainShield in the workers’ compensation, personal injury and Veterans’ Administration spaces. Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries represent just one segment of the growing population of patients seeking effective, non-opioid pain management therapies. We remain steadfast in our commitment to fully commercializing PainShield and getting it into the hands of those that could benefit from its use.”

About NanoVibronix, Inc.

NanoVibronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAOV) is a medical device company headquartered in Elmsford, New York, with research and development in Nesher, Israel, focused on developing medical devices utilizing its patented low intensity surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology. The proprietary technology allows for the creation of low-frequency ultrasound waves that can be utilized for a variety of medical applications, including for disruption of biofilms and bacterial colonization, as well as for pain relief. The devices can be administered at home without the assistance of medical professionals. The Company’s primary products include PainShield® and UroShield®, which are portable devices suitable for administration at home without assistance of medical professionals. Additional information about NanoVibronix is available at:

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(646) 536-7331

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