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Provider of mobile Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) in the Pacific Northwest!
Northwest Mobile FEES
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What is the patient charged?
Multiple charges including: Facility, Radiologist, Radiologist Tech, SLP as well as transportation costs from SNF if applicable
Where is the test completed?
Outpatient Radiology Department
On-site, patient’s residence
How long does it take to schedule the procedure?
Up 5-7 days or longer
Does a physician need to be present?
YES- MBS cannot begin until MD arrives
What type of food is given to the patient?
Liquids and solids mixed with barium that can alter taste and viscosity
What seating equipment is used?
Patient’s own wheelchair, dining room chair
Is radiation used?
YES = MBS is limited to < 5 minutes to reduce radiation exposure
When is a written report obtained?
Before we leave the facility
How long does the test take from start to finish?
1-3 hours depending upon logistics, travel time
Comparison of MBS vs FEES: