SwallowSTRONG software provides easy-to-understand knowledge of performance and results for both the patient and the clinician. Feedback includes specific information about accuracy of the movement as well as overall performance. Positive feedback facilitates and increases motivation.
SwallowSTRONG provides quantification of therapy progress and results. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other payers require such objective documentation for reimbursement. Claims without sufficient objective data may be denied.
Isometric progressive resistance oropharyngeal (I-PRO) therapy is practiced for improved swallowing function. It involves an active application of pressure by the tongue against stable resistance in the mouth.
Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA):
No protected health information (PHI) is collected or stored on the SwallowSTRONG device or SSMS.
A code is assigned by the software and linked to the mouthpiece serial number.