In-Home Health Screenings by MedXM
We are working in collaboration with MedXM, a company staffed by licensed and credentialed technicians, physicians and nurse practitioners, to provide selected Medicare members with an in-home screening so the member, and their provider, can better understand and manage their health needs. MedXM’s in-home screenings may include one or both of the following:
- A bone density scan of the heel.
- A spirometry test.
Participation in this program is at the sole discretion of the member and does not affect their health plan coverage with EmblemHealth in any way. We are providing this value-added service free of charge.
Who is eligible for in-home screenings?
Medicare members selected for in-home screenings have had a fracture and have no recent history for a bone mineral density (BMD) test or prescription for a drug to treat or prevent osteoporosis.
What does MedXM provide after the screening is completed?
All results and medical records from the visit will be sent to the member’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) on record. Additionally, if the MedXM clinician believes that the member would benefit from case management, they will inform the member's PCP and EmblemHealth.
How can you help?
We ask our PCPs to review the results received from MedXM’s clinicians to identify opportunities to improve care. We also ask that our PCPs include MedXM's report in the member’s medical record.
In-home visits are not meant to replace the care you provide. Rather, our goal is to support you and improve screening rates and health outcomes. Your patients will be encouraged to keep up with their preventive care and routine office visits.
If you have any questions regarding this initiative, please call the EmblemHealth Quality Management Hotline at 1-888-447-5451.