I just got word from Matt Carmel, inventor of the Palm Pistol:
I thought you might be interested to learn that the FDA has completed its “Device/Not a Device” determination and concluded the Palm Pistol will be listed as a Class I Medical Device, exempt from 510(k) Pre-Market Notification in accordance with 21 CFR 890.5050 “Daily Activity Assist Device.”
I have now submitted an application to the CMS contractor Noridian for a DME (Durable Medical Equipment) Coding Verification in order to be assigned an HCPCS code. Once assigned , physicians will be able to prescribe the Palm Pistol for qualified patients who may seek reimbursement through Medicare or private health insurance companies.
Matt seems pretty confident that he’ll be able to get medicare to reemurse patients for the Palm Pistol:
All the “experts” said the Palm Pistol would be AOW and I proved them wrong.Â All the “experts” said the Palm Pistol would never be classified as a medical device by FDA and I proved them wrong. Now all the experts are saying there is no way this will be reimbursable under Medicare. Well, we shall see about that!
Go Matt!Â I love troublemakers, especially ones that create headaches for federal bureaucrats.Â The progressives created this system, and now we have hijacked it to help people buy guns!Â Matt has hoisted them on their own petard.Â This is the kind of creative thinking our movement needs.