News | Cardiac Imaging | February 01, 2018

New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis

HeartFlow announces that more than 185 million patients now have access to non-invasive HeartFlow FFRct Analysis

New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis

February 1, 2018 – HeartFlow announced that seven new commercial payers issued positive medical policies covering the use of the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis following a coronary computed tomography angiogram (CCTA). The HeartFlow Analysis is a non-invasive technology that creates a personalized 3-D model of the heart and simulates blood flow to help clinicians diagnose and treat patients with suspected heart disease.

The positive medical policies were issued by Cigna; Florida Blue; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans of Michigan, North Carolina, and Vermont; Highmark, Inc.; and Independence Blue Cross. Commercial coverage for the HeartFlow Analysis is now available for approximately 130 million patients, in addition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recent decision to assign a New Technology APC payment for the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis for more than 55 million Medicare beneficiaries.

“These positive coverage decisions reinforce the clinical and economic value of the HeartFlow Analysis in addressing how heart disease is diagnosed and treated,” said John H. Stevens, M.D., president and chief executive officer of HeartFlow.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) affects 16.8 million Americans and develops when the coronary arteries narrow, reducing blood flow to the heart and causing chest pain (angina), heart attack (myocardial infarction) and death. The HeartFlow Analysis is the first and only commercially available non-invasive technology to provide insight into both the extent of CAD and the impact of the disease on blood flow to the heart.

For more information: www.heartflow.com

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