Physician

In Home Video EEG Studies

Does your patient have spells of seizure like activity, generalized shaking, confusion, altered level of consciousness, unwitnessed syncope, spacing out or staring spells or transient loss of consciousness or syncope of unclear etiology? The patient can most benefit from In Home Video EEG testing to further identify causes for their events and to identify epileptic vs. non epileptic seizures. The test will be done at your patient’s home which makes the patient more comfortable and helps avoid prolonged hospitalization. A technologist will come to the home to attach the electrodes and begin the In Home Video EEG Monitoring.

  • Patients may have seizures that go unrecognized.
  • Patient may be unaware of his/her own spells, People may witnessed spacing out and tell patient.
  • Some events occur only during sleep and may not be recognized in the absence of a bed partner or residual symptoms

Why use Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services (ANS)?

We are operating in Arizona and are managed by board certified neurologists practicing in Arizona. We accept most insurance plans including most AHCCCS plans. Our offices are in Arizona and all our staff and technicians are from Arizona. We are easily accessible and can provide neurological consultations for your patients if needed. We also can provide over read by epileptologist to ensure great quality of the study interpretation to help you take care of your patients.

  • No start-up costs for the physician- The equipment is provided by ANS, staff provided by ANS.
  • Studies are scheduled by ANS.
  • Preauthorization done by ANS.
  • Tests are done to neurologists’ specifications.
  • Studies are set up and monitored by Registered EEG Technologists. (R.EEG.Ts)
  • 24/7 Technical Support.
  • Technical report provided by Registered EEG Technologists (R.EEG T.) within 48-72 hours.
  • Neurologist can read his/her own studies from anywhere using HIPAA compliant iEEG Cloud.

How to get started?

  • Please use our online form to submit for In Home Video EEG. (Either fax or submit online)
  • Please include copies of patient demographics, insurance and notes for the physician. (Fax or upload documents online)
  • Patient will be contacted within 24 hours of receiving the information during normal business hours.
  • Our office will notify your office when patient is scheduled.
  • The study will be performed at patient’s home.
  • Our physicians will review and prepare a report or your physician can utilize our services and we will bill the technical component only.
  • Our office will contact the referring physician when results are ready and available online for review usually with 48-72 hours after disconnect.

Does Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services (ANS) montage or prune the reports?

The entire EEG recording will be trimmed down by our Registered EEG Technologists and run through our software for detecting abnormalities. We will create a pruned file for the physician to review. We will also provide the entire EEG to review if requested.

FAQ

Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services (ANS) bills for the technical component and the interpreting physician bills for their own professional interpretation of the EEG.

Our office will notify the physician by phone, fax or email when the EEG is ready for review.

Yes, Arizona Neuro-Diagnostic Services (ANS) offer weekday, weeknight and weekend appointments.

Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services (ANS) provides remote monitoring. This means our Registered EEG Technologists will monitor each study during the entire EEG recording. We know immediately when electrodes come loose, impedances are high or if the patient is not on video. If these issues do occur, we can resolve them by calling the patient or dispatching an EEG technologist to resolve any issues during the monitoring period. This results in the highest quality home video EEG, with minimal EEG artifact and patients being on video.

Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services (ANS) staff does all the scheduling and authorization before any EEG is started. We contact the patient and try to accommodate their schedule to meet their needs for their home video EEG monitoring. The patient will know if the EEG is covered by insurance or not. In most cases, the insurance will cover the EEG test. When asked, Arizona Neurodiagnostic Services (ANS) will let patients know their financial responsibility up front.

Yes, you can re-montage or change filters/settings on the EEG you are reviewing. You can even create your own montages, filter settings and make these your default. By setting a default, your montage and settings will always be displayed each time you open up a new EEG for review.

About us

Home Video EEG Monitoring is a specialized form of an EEG test in which the patient is constantly monitored over a video screen while recording brain wave activity.