mdINR, a Lincare company, recently purchased Advanced Cardio Services INR business. You can still use the ACS website for information, enrollment forms and contact information. If you have patients on ACS INR services, they have already received updates from mdINR to ensure there is no disruption in their service. If you have questions related to this change, please call our physician line at 888-763-1541
INR Meter Info
If you are familiar with the glucose meters that diabetes patients use, learning to use a PT/INR meter will come naturally to you. Recent advancements in technology have made the meters smaller and easier to use. Market forces have brought the price down dramatically, and it is not economically feasible for patients to self-test their INR levels on a large scale. Millions of patients now stand to benefit from these home monitoring kits.
While the meters are…
Which Patients Qualify for INR Home Testing
Most long-term Coumadin® users qualify for INR home monitoring coverage through Medicare.
Medicare patients that meet the following conditions are eligible for home monitoring:
- The patient must have been anticoagulated for at least 3 months prior to use of the home INR device;
- The patient must undergo a face-to-face educational program on anticoagulation management and must have demonstrated the correct use of the device…
Patient Self-Testing Explained
When you prescribe self-testing for your patients, they will be provided with the same professional-quality meters that are used in office and clinical settings. These meters have been proven to provide readings which are comparable to laboratory results.
Your patients will be given a meter, a supply of PT/INR test strips, and safety lancets. They will also receive personalized, face-to-face training on how to successfully obtain an INR test result and…
I switched over to your company awhile back due to having problems with another company that I was using for my in home INR patients.
I am a nurse in a very busy Internal medicine practice in Newburyport MA.
What a great move I made. It has been so easy to deal with your company. If I have an issue I send off an email and get answered very shortly after.
I asked for a machine to keep in my office to use in emergency situations, it was sent to me no problem.
I was having an issue with not getting the faxes with some patients and spoke with your company and it was taken care of quickly. We now have a safe guard in place to make sure I get ALL reports. They are sent to me by fax AND by email. This is working out GREAT. Patients are very happy with the company as well.
I can not say enough about your company. It is Very efficient, professional and is in constant communication with me. Dealing with INR 's can be stressful at times. I have quite a few, you have taken a lot of the worry I have about my patients and their monitoring away.
Thank YOU so very much.Maureen Valentine LPN
“THANK YOU SO MUCH, I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH ADVANCED CARDIO SERVICES’ COMMUNICATION AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.”-Tori W. , NRCMA/NRP – Fort Worth, TX