Alere Home Monitoring: Being on Coumadin just got easier, thanks to the freedom of Home INR Monitoring.
Taking Coumadin shouldn’t take time away from your life. With a portable INR monitor and help from Alere Home Monitoring, you can now determine your INR easily and reliably at home. As you may know, Coumadin (warfarin) helps prevent blood from clotting and needs to be monitored frequently. It is important to keep your INR or International Normalized Ratio in a safe range. Home INR Monitoring can be done as frequently as once a week and will help keep you within your target INR range more often than monthly testing. Your doctor will help determine how often your should be testing.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Is Home INR Monitoring right for me?
A: With portable monitoring devices for INR testing, you will be able to test more frequently, which has been proven to reduce the risk of bleeding and clotting. testing is easy and convenient-a simple finger stick and a drop of blood on a test strip is all you need.
Q: How is my doctor involved?
A: Your doctor is promptly notified after you test to ensure your INR remains stable in between office visits. Alere reports your results according to your physician’s instructions. Your doctor will be in touch with you if a change to your medication is needed.
Q: How will I be trained?
A: Alere has a network of certified trainers who can provide Face-2-Face training in your home or at your physician’s office. During training, you will learn how to obtain a blood sample with a simple fingerstick, operate the INR monitor and how to call-in to report your reports.
Q: Is Home INR Monitoring covered by Medicare and Private Insurers?
A: Alere has a network of certified trainers who can provide Face-2-Face training in your home or at your physician’s office. During training, you will learn how to obtain a blood sample with a simple fingerstick, operate the INR monitor and how to call-in to report your results.
Q: Is home INR Monitoring covered by Medicare and Private Insurers?
A: Yes. Medicare Part B now provides coverage for home monitoring for up to four tests per month. Coverage includes the use of the device and testing supplies for individuals who have been trained and demonstrated the correct use of the device. Most private insurance providers also routinely cover individuals for Home INR Monitoring. We have relationships with most insurance providers and a team of dedicated professionals to help determine your insurance coverage.
For more information, please call 1-800-504-4394 or visit http://www.PTINR.com
How to Get Started
It’s simple just follow these easy steps and you will be on your way to Home INR Monitoring.
- To determine if Home INR Monitoring is right for you, talk to your doctor or call us at 1-800-504-4394.
- Alere Home Monitoring will check with your insurance provider and call you directly to give you the details on your coverage.
- Before you start monitoring at home, you will be trained on how to use your monitor and how to report your test results. A certified trainer will train you in person using our Face-2-Face patient education training program.
Home INR Monitoring Process:
*Test yourself at home and simply call in your results as your doctor prescribes.
*Your doctor is notified of your INR test results.
*If dosing adjustment is needed, your doctor or nurse will contact you.
Our Commitment to your privacy: Our organization is dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your identifiable health information. In conducting our business, we will create records regarding you and the treatment and services we provide to you. Alere Home Monitoring Inc., referred to as Alere, is required by law to maintain the confidentiality of health information that identifies you. We also are required by law to provide you with this notice of our legal duties and privacy practices concerning your identifiable health information. By law, we must follow the terms of the notice of privacy practices that we have in effect at the time. The following important information is included in our notices:
*How we may use and disclose your identifiable health information.
*Your privacy rights in your identifiable health information.
*Our obligations concerning the use and disclosure of identifiable health information.
*Our supplier and Performance Standards
Although you will receive a full copy of these notices at time of training, you may request a full copy of these notices at anytime by calling Alere Home Monitoring at 1-877-262-4669 or you may view them at http://www.ptinr.com.
About Alere Home Monitoring:
Alere Home Monitoring Inc., formerly known as Tapestry Medical Inc. is the leader in home anti-coagulation monitoring services and related products. Alere and its affiliate, Quality Assured Services Inc. have joined forces in 2010 to bring more years of combined experience than any other national provider of home anti-coagulation monitoring services and related products. Alere has assembled an industry leading service program that includes insurance coverage determination, proprietary training, data management solutions and a choice in home testing products.
Alere has helped over 10,000 physicians provide Home INR Monitoring services to over 60,000 patients. Alere is committed to helping individuals on Coumadin therapy benefit from the freedom of home testing while remaining connected with their physicians as they work together to achieve better health.
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Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Alere pamphlet. I have never used the product so I have no opinion of it either yes or no to how good it is or how it works. Please call the above number for more information.