Itís Important (1,,2) - Your office sees patients with indications for spirometry on a daily basis. Spirometry is the gold standard for the diagnosis and management of both asthma and COPD. The earlier you detect the disease; the easier you can deal with it.
Itís Good Medicine - Your patients are correctly diagnosed and treated more accurately and conveniently in your office.
Itís Easy - Unless the equipment is easy to use, it will not be fully utilized by your staff. All Micro Direct spirometers are menu driven via a large graphic display and the test takes less than five minutes to perform. The easy-to-read reports, quality checks and built-in interpretation assist with your diagnosis.
Itís Good Business - Office spirometry is third party reimbursable with an average reimbursement of $33 for a simple five minute non-invasive test. The average primary care physician tests ten patients per week and pays for their equipment in three months or less then generates over $20,000 per year in additional revenue.
Why Micro Direct? - Only Micro Direct offers a complete line of automated spirometers designed to meet your needs. Each utilizes inexpensive, readily available mouthpieces and meet all ATS/ERS standards. Micro Directís spirometry experts will help you choose the right spirometer and then fully support your staff from proper testing techniques through billing questions; and all Micro Direct spirometers are backed by a 30-day money back guarantee.
1. COPD Facts
- COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the USA
- An individual dies of COPD every 4 minutes in the USA
- The best single test for detecting early COPD is spirometry
- Treatment for COPD is more effective if given before symptoms occur
2. Asthma Facts
- Asthma accounts for one-quarter of all emergency room visits in the US each year
- With 2 million emergency room visits, Asthma is the number one cause of school absenteeism among children accounting for more than 14 million total missed school days.
- An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from asthma which equates to 1 in 15 Americans.