Over 50% of men, and 64% of women have
no previous symptoms before dying of CHD.(8)
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HeartSmart provides extremely secure, web-based, software to easily input over 60 data points for a unique risk calculation for each patient. Reports for the individual have personalized action points. The software is customizable for each clinic, depending on which tests they choose to perform. Patient reports are formatted as a printable, easy-to-understandable color-coded PDF for patient presentation.
Your HeartSmart representative will help coordinate your startup checklist, provide in-office staff orientation and training, answer questions and help with troubleshooting.
Getting the word out about this amazing service starts with recruiting patients from your regular clinic schedule. Though the most effective “advertising” is always a face-to-face conversation, we make available your clinic branded flyers, signage, posters and other promotional items that are great for getting the conversation started.
We’ve worked to create easy-to-navigate forms, both for the patient and testing staff. This includes branded screening forms of various types with additional items for the results folder, which is another item that we provide access to.
Primary care offices, such as Family Practice and Internal Medicine are ideal. However, OB/GYN or multi-specialty groups would thrive on HeartSmart as well. Payor mix that favors commercial or Medicare advantage plans make HeartSmart testing possible.
Because every practice is unique, reimbursement and rates will be specific to your area. HeartSmart will work with your office to provide an estimate of return.
Administer wide array of testing checking for cardiovascular risks. See the homepage for an example list of screenings.
Nearly all major carriers, including most Medicare advantage plans cover HS testing. Coverage is always subject to diagnosis and patient out-of-pocket responsibility. We can suggest options for patients who have limited coverage for HS risk profiling, though we find that many choose the assessment with the thorough HS assessment and report.
HS assessment requires an ultrasound machine that can do carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), a dedicated spirometer (we have a very easy-to-use recommendation), an arterial elasticity assessment tool called Max Pulse and a few other low cost pieces of equipment.
For optimal efficiency, HS highly recommends two (2) regular size exam rooms. Two well-trained staff can easily do 6-10 patient tests each morning. Also recommended is a phlebotomist and draw station space.
A patient can expect to spend 1 hour in your office. However, as office staff become efficient, this should shorten.
An ultrasonographer will be needed to perform some of the specific tests, and a training in vascular is certainly recommended. However, for the rest of the tests, any medical assistant or motivated individual can quickly become proficient with the HS testing process. When your clinic commits to doing HS testing, we will schedule a day for on site training. Vendors will need to train staff on proprietary equipment per their specifications prior to the HS training. The on-site training should occur the week immediately prior to the first HS day.
Simply contact us at email@example.com for more information. We would love the opportunity to send you more information about cardiovascular risk testing or any of our specific processes. HS is a win-win-win: nearly 100% of patients see the comprehensive value of a ‘real’ physical for the #1 killer in the US; and because insurance companies widely cover this testing, doctors have the opportunity to implement meaningful changes for each patient.