Who performs testing and bills the ICD-10 codes each day. Most testing involves 5-6 codes (sudomotor function code, various ANS codes, ABI code, and EKG code).
For healthcare providers. This snapshot indicates red flags so it's easy for providers to implement a treatment plan (a comprehensive report is generated for insurance companies).
To monitor patients (every 90 days up to 4 times per year will be reimbursed).
The American Diabetes Association recommends ANS testing at least once for every diabetic patient.
Medicare and most commercial plans reimburse for Pulse 4 Pulse.
Autonomic Nervous System Testing checks all the physiologic processes in the body. Since the ANS affects every organ, ANS testing provides better cardiovascular evaluation of patients at an EARLIER STATE for: Metabolic syndrome, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, Peripheral Neuropathy, Central Neuropathy.
The ankle-brachial pressure index is the ratio of blood pressure at the ankle to the blood pressure in the upper arm. Compared to the arm, lower blood pressure in the leg suggests blocked arteries due to peripheral artery disease
Sudomotor testing is a thorough, precise evaluation of sweat gland function. The sweat glands reveal small nerve fiber dysfunction which has been found to occur early in metabolic syndrome and diabetes before diabetic neuropathy is detected. Evaluation of autonomic and somatic nerve function with sudomotor testing has been shown to be one of the best estimators of cardiovascular risk.