Electrodiagnostic (EDX) Testing
Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies Somatosensory and Dermatomal Evoked Potential Studies Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Vascular Studies Videonystagmography (VNG)
As a program partner, you can offer regularly scheduled or as needed electrodiagnostic (EDX) testing to your patients in your office. No expensive equipment to purchase or lease.
Electrodiagnostic testing is an excellent tool to evaluate numerous conditions such as diabetes, nerve injuries, limb pain, carpal tunnel, muscle weakness, and others.
Our testing program is straight forward. You and the team would identify some patients that you think could benefit from upper or lower NCV study and / or diagnostic ultrasound.
Patient’s demographics would be sent over to us via fax or email, and we would verify their benefits (we are In-Network with all Major Medical Insurance, we do not accept Medicare or Medicaid).
After we have a handful of patients approved for testing, we would find a date that would work for both your practice and our Tech and schedule a Testing date. One of our board-certified neurologists would come on site and test the patients, and you would get the results sent over to you in 2-3 business days via email or fax (whichever works best for you).
We pay you fair market value for the rental of the exam room ($150 for a day where we test more than 4 patients / 75$ for any day under 4). You are also compensated $150 per hour for the duration of the testing, and it is important to remember the Doctor can continue seeing patients as they regularly do throughout the day. So, compensation for a single day of testing, with 8 patients would be as follows: 8hrs x 150$ + 150$ room rental =1350$ for the practice.
At the end of the day our technician will call in to our home office, verify how many patients they have tested, and will get authorization from us to cut a check on the day of service. We can either hand this directly to the Doctor, or we can put it in a sealed envelope to leave at the front desk. We are the only company that pays on the date of service, to my knowledge.
We will have the tests interpreted and results sent via fax or email within 2 – 3 business days for review by the Doctor.
A Stronger Practice
Better quality care for your patients means better patient retention for your practice. With this program you can add highly trained and qualified technicians to your practice. Our technicians are experts in administering EDX testing for nerve conduction velocity studies, vascular studies, somatosensory evoked potentials, dermatomal evoked potentials, musculoskeletal ultrasounds, and videonystagmography (VNG). On-site EDX testing allows you to oversee the testing while expediting the diagnosis and treatment that you provide to your patients. You provide these ancillary services in your practice, ensuring patient satisfaction and control of their care. Plus, you will feel secure in having our exceptional physician support department.
Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies
Nerve Conduction Velocity testing (NCV) and Evoked Potential studies measure the speed and intensity of electrical signals that travel through the nerves and calculate the time and velocity in which muscles respond to these impulses.
Depending on which area of your body is being tested, you may be asked to lie down or sit upright. Certain areas of your skin may be cleaned to ensure the best results. Recording electrodes will be attached to your skin. A stimulating electrode will be held against your skin and an electrical impulse will be sent through your nerves and recorded.
Commonly referred to as a sonogram, it uses high frequency sound waves to map the density of tissues within the areas studied. This process is converted into an image that can show inflammation in nerve roots, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. An ultrasound is also excellent for showing any scarring, calcification, sprain, or strain.
A probe moves along the surface of the skin to scan different areas of the body. A gel medium is supplied to the skin to ensure proper contact with the probe. The display screen shows an internal view of the designated area as the probe receives the sound waves which have been reflected from the body.
Almost everyone in this country knows about heart disease – the importance of prevention, detection, and treatment and the huge impact it has on people’s health. However, they know very little about vascular disease outside the heart, despite the fact that many vascular diseases can produce stroke, which is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Stroke is also the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and more than $70 billion is spent annually on the care of stroke patients, according to the American Vascular Association (AVA).
An estimated 20 to 30 million Americans are at risk for various vascular diseases including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), carotid artery disease and aortic aneurysms. According to the AVA, vascular disease outside the heart causes almost as much death and disability as heart disease and more than any cancer.
We use Videonystagmography (VNG) technologies for testing inner ear and central motor functions. VNG testing is considered the new standard for testing inner ear functions because VNG measures the movements of the eyes directly through infrared cameras, instead of measuring the mastoid muscles around the eyes with electrodes like the previous ENG version. VNG testing is more accurate, more consistent, and more comfortable for the patient. By having the patient more comfortable and relaxed, consistent and accurate test results are more easily achieved.
VNG testing is used to determine if a vestibular (inner ear) disease may be causing a balance or dizziness problem and is one of the only tests available today that can decipher between a unilateral (one ear) and bilateral (both ears) vestibular loss. VNG testing is a series of tests designed to document a person’s ability to follow visual objects with their eyes and how well the eyes respond to information from the vestibular system.