DVT Insurance

Why is DVT Important for insurance companies?

Dvt Is Increasing Each Year

“The precise number of people affected by DVT/PE is unknown, although as many as 900,000 people could be affected (1 to 2 per 1,000) each year in the United States. Estimates suggest that 60,000-100,000 Americans die of DVT/PE (also called venous thromboembolism).

10 to 30% of people will die within one month of diagnosis

“Sudden death is the first symptom in about one-quarter (25%) of people who have a PE. Among people who have had a DVT, one-half will have long-term complications (post-thrombotic syndrome) such as swelling, pain, discoloration, and scaling in the affected limb. One-third (about 33%) of people with DVT/PE will have a recurrence within 10 years. Approximately 5 to 8% of the U.S. population has one of several genetic risk factors, also known as inherited thrombophilias in which a genetic defect can be identified that increases the risk for thrombosis.

NEED FOR PREVENTION AT HOME

Many factors determine your risk for DVT but studies show you’re at highest risk five to ten days after surgery. With  today’s shorter hospital stay, that’s most likely when you’re recovering at home, away from the watchful eye of your health care providers. Therefore, it’s vital that life saving DVT prevention doesn’t end at the time of discharge after surgery but continues at home throughout your most vulnerable days. Your physician can prescribe DVT prevention  that you can use at home, such as our tubeless DVT prevention device called EVOlution .

10 to 30% of people will die within one month of diagnosis

“Sudden death is the first symptom in about one-quarter (25%) of people who have a PE. Among people who have had a DVT, one-half will have long-term complications (post-thrombotic syndrome) such as swelling, pain, discoloration, and scaling in the affected limb. One-third (about 33%) of people with DVT/PE will have a recurrence within 10 years. Approximately 5 to 8% of the U.S. population has one of several genetic risk factors, also known as inherited thrombophilias in which a genetic defect can be identified that increases the risk for thrombosis.

Never Events: Medical errors that should not happen

“They not only harm patients, but hospitals as well, resulting in costly fines or loss of reimbursement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have deemed DVT a never event. Still, DVT is the leading cause of preventable hospital deaths. Research shows 1 in 100 patients admitted to a hospital dies because of pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a result of DVT. Hospitals and surgical centers can affordably prevent life-threatening DVT never events with [take home DVT prevention devices].

Cost to Prevent vs Treat

“As with most other diseases, preventing DVT is substantially less expensive than treating its consequences. The cost to diagnose and treat DVT and its effects in the Unites States is estimated to be as much as $23.8 billion per year. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), DVT treatment costs an average of $50,937 per patient.”
– Precision Medical Products, Insurance companies

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