For professional use, PCA 500 can be used in a variety of clinical settings. In clinics and urgent care centers, the time saved during electrode placement and the paperless, centralized ECG management will enhance efficiency and streamline workflow. In telemedicine and remote care practice, PCA 500 enables lay people (patients) and lower-skilled personnel to conduct a 12-lead ECG test. Through our secure cloud, providers can review the results remotely. In skilled nursing facilities, adding PCA 500 can allow in-house ECG testing that saves time, money and personnel needs. PCA 500 can be used by patients based on a doctor’s prescription. Patients with intermittent arrhythmias, chronic heart failure, or those who just had a coronary bypass, stents or ablation procedures may benefit from home cardiac monitoring. The doctor can decide if PCA 500 monitoring, under a doctor's supervision, is right for the patient.
Yes. PCA 500 was compared directly to the Philips Pagewriter TC70 in a clinical trial to test for ECG quality equivalence. ECG equivalence, determined by 3 cardiologists, was higher than the equivalency level required by the FDA. Essentially, PCA 500 produces ECGs of the same diagnostic quality as ECG systems that are much larger and use the complicated electrode patches and cables.
For Androids only: In situations where internet connection is not available, recorded ECGs will be saved locally on mobile devices (up to 100 recordings). The locally stored ECGs will be uploaded automatically when the mobile device is connected to the internet.
All ECGs can be downloaded as PDF reports from the cloud-based Dashboard. Most EMR/EHR systems allow PDF documents to be uploaded to the patient’s records. If you have further questions, please contact the sales team for all integration inquiries.
No, the PCA 500 electrode strip and recorder should be removed if the patient requires defibrillation. For more information on defibrillation-proof products, please contact customer support.
You create a free online Dashboard account and order an ECG when needed. QT Medical receives the order and ships out an Xpress ECG kit to the patient. The patient completes the ECG test, then mails PCA 500 back to QT Medical. The recorded ECG is automatically uploaded to the cloud and you will instantly receive an email notification to review the ECG on the Dashboard. The turnaround time is typically 2-4 days.
There are two common clinical scenarios to use Xpress ECG. First of all, Xpress ECG can be used as a non-urgent standard resting 12-lead ECG for screening, diagnosis and follow up. To be used on patients who need pre-op clearance, routine physical, weight loss program enrollment, have cardiac symptoms (palpitation, fatigue, etc.), to rule out cardiac conditions, and under surveillance of medication side effects (most notably psychiatric, antibiotic and oncological medications). Secondly, Xpress ECG can be used for monthly Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) of patients with chronic medical conditions. This can be patients with intermittent arrhythmias, stable angina on medical therapy, congestive heart failure, diabetes and hypertension.
Yes. The Xpress ECG kit includes a PCA 500 recorder, a prepositioned electrode strip, instructions, and a postage paid return envelope. PCA 500 is cleared by the FDA for patients' use at home. A clinical trial showed that over 95% patients could use PCA 500 to complete a 12-lead ECG test based on simple instructions; video instructions and FAQs are available. Our customer service can provide further assistance over the phone when needed.
Yes. PCA 500 is cleared by the FDA for patients and professional use. The electrode placements follow the American Heart Association guidelines. A clinical trial showed that PCA 500 is equivalent, as a diagnostic 12-lead ECG, to the market leader Philips PageWriter TC70, used in hospitals. In fact, the ECG signal quality from patients’ use of PCA 500 at home is often better than ones done by technicians in the hospital.
No. Registering an online Dashboard account with QT Medical is absolutely FREE. There is no commitment and no obligations to keep an account. When you have a patient who needs an ECG test, you will be ready to order from the dashboard in just 1-2 min. Please contact us for more information on how to receive TWO complimentary Xpress ECG tests.
Absolutely! Reimbursement rates for telehealth services are now on par with the rate for in person visits. Many new codes for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) can be used for home testing services. In fact, Xpress ECG at home can be reimbursed 300% the rate of a resting 12-lead ECG performed by a technician in your office!
The cost of an Xpress ECG test is $30, paid by your office at the time of ordering. Your office can bill CPT code 99091 (Medicare reimbursement $66), and possibly add code 99490 ($49). When used as monthly RPM, you can also bill code 99457 ($61). Reimbursement Guide can be requested from QT Medical for more details.
Once your Organization has created a Dashboard account, an email is automatically sent containing an activation link and your temporary password. Click on the link to activate your Administrator account.
First, register for a free online Dashboard account from QT Medical then log in. Click on “Xpress ECG” on the left hand side on the Dashboard, select the electrode size and “Add to cart.” During the checkout process, please input your patient’s information (address and phone number) and complete the payment. Please note, you will have to create an account to checkout for the first time from our shopping cart.
Once you have successfully enrolled, your Account Manager will contact you with a “Welcome Email” containing important documents for Xpress ECG. You may reference the document titled, “How to Determine the Size of Electrode Strip.” This document contains various methods for sizing patients for their electrode strip.
When an order is placed, QT Medical will ship the Xpress ECG kit the next business day by USPS Priority Mail, which typically takes 1 to 3 days to arrive.
Your office can bill CPT code 99091 (Medicare reimbursement $66), and possibly add code 99490 ($49). When Xpress ECG is used as a monthly RPM, you can also bill code 99457 ($61). You can refer to the document “Reimbursement Guide” in your Welcome Email for details.
When ordering an Xpress ECG test, please make sure the email, address and phone number of the patient are all accurate. We will verify the order and provide the information and assistance needed for the patient to complete the test.
You can log in with your username and password via the QT ECG app or via the Dashboard web page at dashboard.qtmedical.com. Please note that ECGs can only be recorded through the QT ECG mobile app. If you are having trouble logging into your account, please refer to the Troubleshooting section below.
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EKG360 services are cash pay only.
The use of PCA 500 in a clinic setting can be billed as a 12-lead ECG test under CPT 93000. Billing in other areas differs on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the sales team for more information.