Patient Advocacy

Let Harbor Medical turn that “No” into a “When”!

Have you been told “No” by a health insurance provider?

If your Health Insurance Provider tries to deny you coverage or tells you “No”, please follow these suggested action Items:

If you have been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis or a Neuro Muscular disease, you are more than likely qualified to obtain an AffloVest through your Health Insurance Provider (Private, Medicaid or Medicare).

Have your Health Insurance Provider provide you in writing their reimbursement policy for oscillation vests. If they won’t provide this or you are simply told “No”, contact International Biophysics below to assist you.

If you have never had an oscillation vest or have had your current oscillation vest for over 60 months, then you are more than likely qualified to obtain an AffloVest through your Health Insurance Provider.

Have your Health Insurance Provider inform you specifically “when” you are qualified to obtain another oscillation vest or your first oscillation vest. “No” is not an acceptable answer and “Never” is not an acceptable answer. If they won’t provide you a specific date when you are qualified to obtain another oscillation vest or your first oscillation vest, contact International Biophysics below to assist you.

To clarify, insurance regulations and federal guidelines for durable medical equipment allow the patient to receive a new oscillation vest after 60 months of having a current oscillation vest. Also, you own your current oscillation vest and may keep it.

“No” is not an answer. “When” is the only acceptable answer.

Has your clinic, doctor or respiratory therapist told you “No” that they can’t or won’t write you a prescription for the AffloVest?

If your Healthcare Provider tells you “No”, please follow these suggested action items. Please let your healthcare provider know that the Afflovest is a state of the art oscillation vest and provides needed mobility and portability for the patient while giving them their prescribed oscillation therapy. The AffloVest is FDA cleared to market and is approved under federal reimbursement guidelines under the CMS code for oscillation vests. The AffloVest has been on the market for several years and has thousands of patients using it worldwide. Current “air bladder” vest technology dates back for over 30 years and offers no mobility during therapy. Give your Health Care Provider the “Cooper Clinical Study” which demonstrates improved lung function for patients using the AffloVest. Click here for the study.

The future of oscillation vest therapy has arrived and provides true mobility and oscillation therapy together; it’s the AffloVest. Patient mobility is vitally important to your health and wellbeing. The AffloVest gives the patient both their needed oscillation therapy and their needed mobility. It’s your life and your health, get the oscillation therapy you want and need. You may also contact International Biophysics to set up an appointment with your healthcare provider. You may attend this appointment also. In fact, ask to attend. If your healthcare provider is not personally familiar with the AffloVest and thereby hesitant to write your prescription for it, please tell them we are happy to schedule a personal visit at their office or clinic to demonstrate and train them on our AffloVest.

Contact us and let us be your Patient Advocate. Say No to No. It’s your life and your health.

It is very difficult for healthcare providers to know everything about every product, we will come to them to provide them all the information and product demonstration.

You may contact Harbor Medical to set up an appointment with your healthcare provider. You may attend this appointment also. In fact, ask to attend.