bcbs-logoAt the Atlanta Heart Group, we are committed to providing our patients the very best in cutting-edge cardiac care. Part of that commitment involves working with insurance providers such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield to ensure our patients can receive the best diagnostic and consultative cardiology services (whether at one of our two locations in Decatur and Lithonia, or at St. Joseph’s or DeKalb Medical Center) and to ensure that as much of the costs associated with these procedures are covered by your provider.

Among other things, we work with Blue Cross/Blue Shield to cover costs for the following services:

  • Stress tests and nuclear stress tests — examining the heart’s response to exercise.
  • Cardiac catheterization — use of a catheter to check your cardiovascular system for blockages or other signs of heart disease.
  • EKG — a test monitoring the electrical impulses of the heart to check for irregularities, defects, blockages in the arteries or signs of heart attack.
  • Echocardiogram — imaging your heart through sound waves to look for abnormalities.
  • Anticoagulation services — combining therapy and medicine to manage the consistency of your blood as it pumps through the cardiovascular system.

For heart patients, one or more of these services may be necessary for proper diagnosis and treatment. Atlanta Heart Group works with Blue Cross/Blue Shield to make sure these services are available to our patients who need them.

At the Atlanta Heart Group, we strive to make sure our patients are well-informed about the procedures they need and how to prepare for them, which is why we provide specific instructions for each procedure on our website. Whenever possible, we also want to ensure that costs are not a factor in deciding whether our patients receive the treatment they need, which is why we work with Blue Cross/Blue Shield to cover these costs.

If you have Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance and would like to learn more about our services, please contact us today!