NW Mobile FEES is a subsidiary of Idaho Dysphagia Specialists, PLLC

​​​​​​Provider of mobile Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) in the Pacific Northwest!

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208.863.8370

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208.391.2008

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Northwest Mobile FEES



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Dr. Susan Langmore
Performing a FEES

About FEES:


FEES History:


Candidates for FEES:

  • FEES can be completed on any patient with signs or symptoms of dysphagia without evidence of bilateral nasal obstruction; facial, maxillary or nasal fractures; or severe epistaxis (nose bleeds).   


FEES procedure:

  • We will respond to yourrequest within 24-48 hours to coordinate a time to perform a FEES procedure on your patient.   ​
  • The entire procedure takes aboudt 20-30 minutes to complete.
  • You will receive a detailed report with results and recommendations for your patient to implement immediately in your treatment plan.   You don't have to wait for a report to be sent to you.
  • A digital recording of the procedure is captured for future comparisons if required.
  • Informed consent is available to provide your facility if required


Billing procedure for FEES:

  • We follow CMS guidelines of Consolidated Billing established from the Balanced Budget Act of 1997
  • The consolidated billing requirement "confers on the SNF the billing responsibility for the entire package of care that residents receive during a covered Part A SNF stay and physical, occupational, and speech therapy services received during a non-covered stay."
  • FEES is considered a "speech therapy service" and is billed under the consolidated billing guidelines.    

 

Risks and level of comfort associated with FEES:

  • Research reveals risks associated with endoscopy are mild and EXTREMELY rare (less than 1%) with minimal discomfort
  • Articles addressing comfort level and use of anesthesia