A SmartVest user and his wife.
Simply Smart Customer Care

How is SmartVest Prescribed?

Get support quickly with a prescription process that is simple for healthcare teams and patients. The SmartVest team helps coordinate the reimbursement process on the patient’s behalf.

We require minimal information from healthcare teams and patients.

After a doctor decides a patient could benefit from the SmartVest Airway Clearance System, a member of your healthcare team completes the required forms. The care team should fax all completed forms to Electromed at 866.758.5077.

Work with our customer support liaisons who are available to assist you with the documentation process.

  • The first step in the SmartVest prescription process is to complete the Patient Demographics Form and SmartVest Prescription and Certificate of Medical Necessity.

    Complete our Patient Demographics Form and SmartVest Prescription and Certificate of Medical Necessity.

  • The second step in the SmartVest prescription process is for the patient to fill out and sign the Patient Agreement and Consent form.

    Fill in patient information and have the patient sign our Patient Agreement and Consent form.

  • The third and final step in the SmartVest prescription process is checking the Medicare requirements for documentation.

    For patients with Medicare, refer to the Medicare requirements for bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, or neuromuscular conditions.

  • Photo of Brayden, who has cystic fibrosis and looks forward to using SmartVest.
    Effective:
    SmartVest has just been a blessing. We are very glad we were able to start him young.

    Brayden's Mom Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Photo of Brayden, who has cystic fibrosis and looks forward to using SmartVest.
    Lifestyle:
    It’s been a life changer.

    Brayden's Mom Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Photo of Trevor, a pediatric SmartVest user with cystic fibrosis
    Effective:
    Trev has been using his vest since about a year old he is now 3-1/2 and going strong!

    Brittany, Trevor's Mom Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Photo of Caleb, an entrepreneur and SmartVest user with cystic fibrosis.
    Convenient:
    I love the timer—it shuts off automatically.

    Caleb Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
Prescribing SmartVest

What Forms Do You Need to Prescribe SmartVest?

We designed our forms with input from clinicians and payers to capture prescription details efficiently and accurately.

Our reimbursement team is available to assist with the documentation and reimbursement process for our airway clearance vest.

A SmartVest patient and her son smile for a picture while making dinner in the kitchen.
Breathe Easy

Is SmartVest Covered by Insurance?

Our HFCWO vest therapy is covered by private insurance, Medicare, state medical assistance, a combination of all three, or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our goal is to make prescribing SmartVest easy by working directly with insurance providers.

In order for insurance to cover SmartVest, patients must have a documented failure of a standard treatment, such as breathing techniques, to mobilize retained secretions.

We never want a financial situation to be a barrier for people who need SmartVest therapy. We offer financial assistance programs and will work with you to find a plan that best suits your situation.

Patients living with bronchiectasis require documentation of:

  • Frequent exacerbations requiring antibiotic therapy (i.e. more than twice annually) OR daily productive cough

  • High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) scan confirming diagnosis of bronchiectasis.

    High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) scan confirming a bronchiectasis diagnosis

  • A common symptom of impaired airway clearance is breathlessness.

    Failure of standard treatments to mobilize secretions

  • Photo of pediatric SmartVest user Cheyenne
    Comfortable:
    Comfortable enough to shake her to sleep.

    Kyley, Cheyenne's Mom Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Effective:
    SmartVest helps along with the Aerobika® device and nebulizer. Using all 3 together does help!

    Terri Bronchiectasis
Committed to Care

Lifelong Support for SmartVest

At Electromed, we have a people-first philosophy.

We’re dedicated to serving you with personalized care and professionalism.

  • Our respiratory therapists are available by phone to answer technical and support questions 365 days a year. We're ready to help with any warranty claims the moment you need support.

    Product
    Support

    Our respiratory therapists are available every day of the year.

  • We offer a lifetime warranty on SmartVest generators, garments, and accessories.

    Lifetime
    Warranty

    We offer a lifetime warranty on SmartVest generators, garments, and accessories.

  • Our generators and garments are engineered and built in Minnesota at our state-of-the-art facility.

    High-Quality
    Products

    Our generators and garments are engineered and built in Minnesota at our state-of-the-art facility.

  • We are accredited by The Joint Commission for providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

    Distinguished
    Service

    We are accredited by The Joint Commission for providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.