TRAZER FAQs for Senior Health

What if a patient changes healthcare providers?

TRAZER offers consistency of care. Though the patient may not have the same therapist or nurse from time-to-time, he can be administered the identical program via TRAZER, and the reporting is objective for each session. With proper password protected access, the patient’s TRAZER records can be shared with a new healthcare provider across town or around the world via the HIPAA Compliant mytrazer.com Cloud.

How does the PT determine the patient’s functional measures?

The PT determines the patient’s functional measures via:

  1. The patient’s self-report regarding restrictions, pain, etc.
  2. A functional performance test, which needs to be interpreted and scored. As your facility’s functional performance test, TRAZER provides the most relevant and objective functional data for the weight-bearing population, as well as the ability to baseline at the first, tenth, and discharge visits (as required by Medicare) to document the efficacy of your program.

How does insurance cover TRAZER rehabilitation?

If a patient has been prescribed nursing care, insurance might pay $1200-$1800 for 60 days. If TRAZER’s objective documentation shows a need for therapy, reimbursement would increase to $4-$5,000 for the 60 days. The nursing visit might be once a week at $35-$50 per visit; the therapy visit might be 3-5 times per week at $150 per visit.

How does TRAZER help seniors with fall prevention?

According to a study done by the NICH, reaction time is a key indicator in a patients’ tendency to fall. TRAZER’s random cues and multidirectional movement both train and test reaction time and improve the senior’s mobility and safety.

Click here to see the study in its entirety

How does TRAZER help senior citizens in their everyday activities?

Regular low amplitude play on TRAZER has been shown to improve standing balance, strength, ability to accomplish activities of daily living, reaction time, speed over distance and more- all importance to reducing the risk of falling. With TRAZER, the intensity of care could be greater because TRAZER’s Perceived Exertion Rate is very low. If you can improve the efficiency of the patient’s muscles, you will improve their overall capacity.

 

How will TRAZER benefit my business?

Differentiation is important for a nursing home facility. Word of mouth in nursing homes, assisted living, independent living, and senior residences is viral. Integration of TRAZER into your physical therapy and fall prevention programs will lead to better, faster, and stronger outcomes and happier and healthier residents. And that means increased revenue.

 

How can TRAZER data be accessed?

TRAZER data is available in real time on our HIPAA compliant Cloud website. Immediate access to TRAZER’s objective trend reports and test results give the patient, his family, and the healthcare provider unique, relevant and invaluable information both for insurance reimbursement, and to assist in on-going treatment decisions. TRAZER reports decrease time spent on documentation and paperwork, freeing staff for treatment time and improving patient care.

Why use TRAZER over other types of concussion assessments?

Unlike static balance tests, fundamental aspects of depth perception, dynamic visual acuity, peripheral awareness and anticipation skills are assessed by TRAZER during the execution of realistic game scenarios.  The continuous tracking of body rotations as well as elevational changes more realistically challenges the sensory and vestibular systems than do current approaches.

 

Is TRAZER reimbursable through insurance?

TRAZER is reimbursable through Medicare, Medicaid, and 3rd party payers via standard CPT coding. Medicare accounts for 41% of the reimbursements made in nursing/ home care/ Most seniors have a supplemental insurance policy.

How does TRAZER help with cognitive disorders?

According to an independent study done by Barry University, skills such as sequencing movements, multitasking, following commands, and safety awareness can be enhanced by TRAZER play, even in patients with Alzheimer’s.

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Why is TRAZER better than a six-minute walk test?

Unlike standard tests of mobility such as the six-minute walk test, TRAZER provides objective physiological and performance data such as heart rate, reaction time, acceleration and velocity. Periodic testing and comparison of data assists health care professionals in making expeditious assessments for ongoing treatment and program management.

 

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