Patient Selection

It is reported that 2 out of 3 patients with Peripheral Artery Disease are asymptomatic

The PARTNERS study found that 29% of high-risk patients were diagnosed with PAD

For every symptomatic patient there are 2 asymptomatic patients. In order to capture every patient with PAD it is medically necessary to test over 10 high-risk patients for each symptomatic patient.

>Patient Selection

There has been a paradigm shift in the patient selection criteria for peripheral artery disease (PAD). Published literature suggests clear justification that it is medically necessary to test all patients at high risk for PAD. This includes patients with 2 or more comorbidities. Utilize the Smart-ABI 15 point (CPT code documentation) patient questionnaire at intake.

Patient Intake Questionnaire

The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association recommend testing high-risk patients.

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