A SmartVest user and his wife.

How to Get Your SmartVest

Living with bronchiectasis? Contact your doctor to request a HRCT scan of your lungs and airways. Once you have been properly diagnosed, ask your doctor about HFCWO therapy via the SmartVest Airway Clearance System and start experiencing relief from your chronic symptoms. 

Starting Your SmartVest Journey with Electromed

Your SmartVest support team is here to help guide you through your prescription process and coordinate your vest’s reimbursement, so you can start enjoying the benefits of airway clearance the moment it arrives at your door. 

We require minimal information to begin the prescription process. Ask your doctor to complete the required forms and fax all completed documents to Electromed at 866.758.5077.

Questions about Prescribing a SmartVest to Your Patients? Work With Our Clinical Support Team to Complete the SmartVest Prescription 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, 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.

  • Zackery and Christian, a pediatric SmartVest users with cystic fibrosis
    Lightweight:
    We love that the SmartVest is easy to travel with!

    Jillian, Mom of Zackery and Christian Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Preferred:
    We are so thankful for her SmartVest!

    Jolanda, Olivia's Mom Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Photo of Patricia, a bronchiectasis patient and active SmartVest user.
    Lifestyle:
    Putting me on [SmartVest is the] best thing that ever happened to me.

    Patricia COPD
  • Beneficial:
    My husband has both COPD and Bronchiectasis. He struggles for breath often. He uses the vest and it helps him very much.

    Brenda Bronchiectasis
SmartVest Journey: Ordering a SmartVest

Download Prescription Forms to Get Your Patients on Track with HFCWO Therapy

Each form is designed with input from clinicians and payers to capture prescription details efficiently and accurately.

Our reimbursement team is available to assist your healthcare team throughout the documentation and reimbursement process to ensure your patients’ airway clearance vest is delivered safely to their door, and they’re able to start their HFCWO therapy immediately with the help from a personal Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

“I’ve actually had people call days later and cry because they had such wonderful results.” – Leslie Carpenter, CRT

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

Is SmartVest Covered by Insurance?

Insurance providers that cover our HFCWO therapy device include:

  • Private insurance
  • Medicare
  • State Medical Assistance
  • A combination of the above insurance carriers
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To ensure coverage, patients living with bronchiectasis will need 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

To help ease the process of getting a vest and keep you focused on your therapy, you’ll have access to a dedicated patient care team member, who will work directly with your insurance provider to help streamline the reimbursement claim. 

Financial Assistance for Getting a SmartVest

In order for your insurance to cover SmartVest, you’ll need documented failure of a standard treatment, such as breathing techniques, to mobilize retained secretions.

Our mission is to help every patient enjoy life’s most important moments, one breath at a time. We offer financial assistance programs and will work with you to find a plan that best suits your situation. If you need and want a SmartVest, we will find a way to get you one.

  • Photo of Zarrien, a pediatric SmartVest user with cystic fibrosis
    Effective:
    ZeeBugg asks for his treatments when he isn’t feeling well, because he knows how good he feels after using his SmartVest!

    Zarrien's Mom Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Lifestyle:
    I’ve got the pink and green camos. Got to be styling even when you aren’t feeling well.

    Debi

Lifelong Support from Your SmartVest Team

Throughout your SmartVest journey, you’ll receive the support, guidance, and effective therapy you deserve to manage your symptoms and start living each day to its fullest potential.

  • 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

    Feel supported in your therapy with a team of respiratory therapists who are available to answer your questions and provide you with the guidance you need to breathe easier and live better.

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

    Lifetime
    Warranty

    Feel confident about your airway clearance therapy with 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.

    Personalized
    Customer Care

    Accredited by The Joint Commission, our team is committed to providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

Request an Informational Packet Today!

Find relief from your chronic cough, recurring respiratory infections, and other bronchiectasis-related symptoms with SmartVest! Request a packet to share with your doctor.