From ACC 2024 - Laura Ross, PA-C: HeartBeet Clinic Offers Efficient, Reimbursable Avenue for Improving CV Risk Factors

New data from the American College of Cardiology 2024 (ACC.24) Annual Scientific Session provide insight into the creation and reimbursement process for group visits to improve cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle education.

Dubbed the HeartBeet Clinic, the program leverages a food as medicine approach to lifestyle education and data from the study, which were presented by Laura Ross, PA-C, clinical lipid specialist and president of the Academy of Physician Associates in Cardiology, indicate use of group visits resulted in a 675% increase in reimbursement relative to 1-on-1 visits, with participants also seeing notable improvements in lifestyle risk factors from pre- to post-study.

Source: MDMag

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