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Has Anyone On This Site Ever Asked For A Recieved A "Risk Assessment" For Their Pulminary Hypertension Diognosis??

Has Anyone On This Site Ever Asked For A Recieved A "Risk Assessment" For Their Pulminary Hypertension Diognosis??

posted August 23
A myPHteam Member

Risk assessments, usually are paid by Medicare, less your deductible of course. To whom it applies, it includes, colonoscopy, carotid doppler, EKG, don't think it covers echocardiogram. Mammogram & if you are still in child bearing years a PAP smear. Or have problems like endometriosis. Usually all studies are a 1 day, do all test deal. They are the basic of basics. Usually run around 300.00 ,Now in saying this do the fact check. Ask your doctors what you need. If you all are like though, you have so many rest done, medicare won't pay for extra.
Someone asked about palliative care.. usually the is end stage anything. Like keeping a patient comfortable during, last couple of months of life, morphine IV for pain w/cancer, sometimes it includes sitting w/patient while the caregiver goes out for a while. It is paid for by Medicare but they are strict about the requirements needed for the service. It falls under home health and the social worker or case manager sets everything up for you.. it is not a round the clock service. ,the nurse or aide or chore worker comes into the home spends time with patient while doing what they do. Please always do you fact check, I have been retired for 12 years now & so much has changed. I was nursing when we wore all white, wore our caps & real nursing shoes that were cleaned & polished. Old school. But I loved what I did 🤗😊♥️

posted August 26
A myPHteam Member

I have had one done. I scored a 9 puting me in the high risk category. It's recommended that one is done at every appointment so that patients can see where they are at with their progress.

posted August 28
A myPHteam Member

SarahSchwantes
I am still waiting to hear from my doctor;s PA and if she does not return my call and it is 5PM now I will try again tomorrow or as my mother used to say " one has to have the patience of a plaster saint"

posted August 23
A myPHteam Member

The risk assessment consists of a questionnaire that the doctors answer based on your current and past medical life. They add up all of the points that you scored to gain the risk level...the lower the score the better..you don't have to do anything outside of the ordinary for this assessment to be completed.

posted August 29
A myPHteam Member

LauraHiller said:
she had a Risk assessment
and one should be done at every appointment with the doctor
That sounds like a very good idea and I wonder what the doctor thinks of that
I think I will ask my doctors PA if they can do it at my Pulminologist;s office and I will ask my Nephrologist's PA if they can do it there and see if they will go along.
I like that saying by the way of " go along to get along?"

posted August 29

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