The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Services (HOPPS) pay technique is used in the U.S. to decide reimbursement policy in different types of cardiac ultrasounds. HOPPS is designed by the Centers for Medicare Aid and Services (CMS) for different outpatient procedures. Similar to other insurance plans, the scope for cardiac ultrasound relies upon terms and conditions stipulated under the individual’s policy. Various types of cardiac ultrasound procedures include an electrocardiograph, transthoracic echocardiograph, and 3D echocardiograph. Insurance organizations have devised various types of guidelines to decide the scope of the procedures.
Increasing image output quality is expected to improve diagnostic accuracy in the early stage of diseases. Thus, it may lead to effective treatment of cancer, many cardiovascular diseases, and most life-threatening conditions. Cardiovascular ultrasound can be used to check the presence of abnormalities in the functioning of the heart. These abnormalities are related to pumping capacity, valve functioning, plaques in the heart, and others. CVUS acts as an important diagnostic method that can help decrease the incidence of heart attacks and strokes by providing an early diagnosis.