The program is designed for physicians that see patients who suffer from Dizziness, Vertigo, Unsteadiness and Propensity to Fall. As a greater segment of the U.S. population grows, doctors are likely to see many more of these types of patients in the future. In fact, Medicare estimates the cost to treat patients who suffer injuries related to falls will reach $20 billion dollars by 2020.
Dizziness, disequilibrium, and vertigo are often poorly localizing symptoms and are difficult for patients to describe and therefore difficult for physicians to successfully diagnose and treat. Diagnostic work-ups (MRI) typically provide a low yield, and subsequent treatment options end with generally disappointing results. Additionally, the implementation of long term vestibular suppressant therapy (i.e., Meclizine) can prolong the disability and prevent the formation of central compensatory mechanisms, important for recovery from vestibular deficits. Full balance recovery, at best, is often incomplete, and the patient remains at risk for falls.
MedTrak offers an innovative and comprehensive solution for improving outcomes of fall-risk patients. We have assembled a diagnostic program with proven, standardized protocols. Highly specific diagnoses are possible using our industry leading Videonystagmography (VNG) to differentiate peripheral from central vestibular pathology. By doing so, a more individualized and effective therapy program can be designed to fit each specific patient. Our testing regimen for patients include: oculomotor performance, positional testing, rotational testing, caloric measurements, and computerized balance assessment.
The MedTrak team stands for excellence in the field of balance and fall prevention. Our testing equipment was developed by the actual creators of the VNG system and has therefore set a gold standard by which all others are measured. Our commitment to you, your practice, and your patients is unsurpassed and we are willing to stand behind our word by providing a lowest price guarantee on VNG equipment, the only of its kind on the market.
This program in total has been designed to be implemented easily into an existing practice. We provide complete training and ongoing support for both diagnostic and therapy components. No special certifications are typically required for the technician if performed under a physician’s supervision. If you need further information, please contact MedTrak at 1-888-239-6436 or click here to contact us.
H.R. 5279 (aka The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010) was signed into law 09/27/10 contains several substantial changes to Section 179, the ever-popular business equipment tax deduction.
What does this mean to you?
- An increase of the total amount available for deduction to $500,000 (up from $250,000).
- An increase to the total amount of equipment purchased to $2 million (up from $800,000).
- The above numbers are to be in effect for 2010 and 2011.
- In addition, the bill also extended the "50% bonus depreciation" to tax year 2010.