Vascular Studies

Discussion in 'Cardiology' started by IMDoc607, 09.29.14.

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  1. IMDoc607

    IMDoc607 7+ Year Member

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    If I wanted to start reading vascular studies after I get my RPVI certification, what is needed to do this? Obviously, you would need the ultrasound machine and a tech. The patient base is there through a connection. Do you need to get an outpatient office accredited to do the testing? I am talking about simple carotids, abdominal ultrasounds, etc.


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  3. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

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    Do you want to just read them, or do you want to get paid to read them? Two different questions. Critical distinction.
     
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    IMDoc607 7+ Year Member

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    Well I have a family friend who has a large general medicine practice that has a large cardiology/vascular base. We were thinking of opening up a vascular section of the practice. So I/we want to get paid to read them.
     
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    Myostatin Member 10+ Year Member

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    You might have to check with individual insurers but as far as I'm aware you don't need specific credentialing for most insurers to read vascular studies (yet). You don't really even need RPVI.
     
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    Trifling Jester Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I don't think you need any certification. I know of FP's who read echos out in the boonies. As long as you own the machines and the office you can do what you want.
     
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    Its ridiculous how FPs and internists are allowed to read echos. Board certified or eligible cardiologists only should be reading echos.
     

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