Here at Heart Services, we understand that many of our patients are cautious about leaving their homes or attending busy medical practices during the pandemic.
We would like to reassure you that we are staying informed with current government guidelines, have stringent cleaning guidelines for our staff, and are practicing social distancing both between staff and in the waiting areas.
If you have further concerns about attending your appointment, please feel free to contact us. Alternatively, you can contact your referring doctor to discuss the urgency of you test.
If you have travelled overseas in the last month or have been in contact with anyone who has, had direct contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or have any flu like symptoms, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
We thank you all for support and understanding during these uncertain times.
Restructuring of Cardiac Imaging services available on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) will take effect on 1st August 2020. Central to this restructuring is the referral requirements placed on the cardiac services provided by Logan Heart Services.
Referrals that do not meet criteria outlined in the MBS may be unable to be claimed under the scheme, resulting in the full fee to be passed on to the patient.
The following information is taken from the quick reference guide provided by the MBS Review Taskforce and outlines services specific to General Practitioner referred services provided by Logan Heart Services.
The complete quick reference guide can be found at: http://www.mbsonline.gov.au/internet/mbsonline/publishing.nsf/Content/Factsheet-CardiacServices1Aug20
Heart Services comprises the Logan Heart Centre, Greenslopes Heart Centre and the Redlands Heart Centre.
Our large technical team consists of both Cardiac Technicians and Cardiac Sonographers.
All Cardiac Sonographers at Heart Services hold postgraduate qualifications specific in the area of cardiac ultrasound, having completed either the Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (DMU) from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) or the Graduate Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
All of our sonographers are registered cardiac sonographers with the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR) as either accredited student sonographers or accredited medical sonographers (AMS).
The role of the Cardiac Sonographer encompasses the performance of transthoracic echocardiograms and exercise stress echocardiograms.
Our sonographers are committed to continuing professional development, participating in regular in-house training as well as attending both national and international echocardiography conferences, so as to ensure that their knowledge and skill base remain up to date and reflect current clinical practice.
At Heart Services, several of our senior sonographers are currently either clinical supervisors for students enrolled in the DMU or QUT programs or our current examiners for the DMU, thus demonstrating our commitment to the profession of sonography.