MedGem FDA-Approved Indirect Calorimeter

MedGem Indirect Calorimeter for RMR - Resting Metabolic Rate

The MedGem indirect calorimetry device is a clinically-validated and FDA 510K-cleared, class II, medical device for measurement of patient resting metabolic rate (RMR).

The MedGem is an easy-to-use, handheld device that accurately measures oxygen consumption (VO2) to determine resting metabolic rate (RMR)*.

Measurements made with the MedGem are easy to administer and provide accurate results in only a few minutes.

Microlife’s WatchWT MedGem device is being used to assess metabolic changes in The Biggest Loser™ contestants. “We chose to use the MedGem device based on its accuracy in comparison to other indirect calorimeters.” said Dr. Robert Huizenga, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA and Medical Advisor to The Biggest Loser

MedGem Analyzer Software

Physicians, nutritionists,  and other healthcare professionals can provide patients with a more accurate nutritional assessment and individualized weight management program.

With MedGem Analyzer individual measurements can be stored and utilized to develop personalized nutrition & activity plans designed to improve energy balance literacy and patient self-management of daily nutrition, exercise, and other health goals.

MedGem Analyzer  Features

Create individualized nutrition and activity plans based from the MedGem RMR measurement, occupational level, sleep schedule, and patient weight goals. MedGem Analyzer Patient Questionnaire included with MedGem Solution materials.

Comparison between patient’s RMR values and normative metabolic ranges.

Age-specific nutrition programs for adolescents as young as 7 years of age.

Detailed patient education report to improve energy-balance literacy and promote patient self-management.

Clinician’s report (1-page) providing a detailed summary of the V02, RMR, BMI, Body Fat, measurement and patient treatment plan.

Many payers including Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies reimburse Indirect Calorimetry for patients with pulmonary, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease. The Medicare reimbursement rate average is $63 in Colorado.

Rates range from $60 – $80 in total (Pt. Co-pay + reimbursement).  CPT Code 94690 (oxygen uptake) is a pulmonary code therefore it is suggested that supporting ICD-9 codes be pulmonary in nature.

We offer two types of MedGem System Kits to meet your needs:

MedGem System Kits For Metabolic Testing For Weight LossThe MedGem WatchWT System Kit Includes:

♦ MedGem Indirect Calorimeter with a 2-year warranty
♦ One 21-pack Mouthpiece Filters and Nose Clips
♦ MedGem Analyzer Software
♦ A lightweight Carrying Case
♦ A metabolic rate and weight management program Implementation Guide
♦ A Marketing Materials Kit with posters and trifold brochures

The MedGem System Kit is the best long-term system, because it has the lowest per-use cost. It is designed for people who want to own their system and not lease.

Additional 21-packs of Mouthpiece Filters and Nose Clips are $299.
When you purchase two 21-packs, you get one 21-pack for FREE.


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The
MedGem Starter System Kit includes everything you need to administer
40 measurements, including:

♦ MedGem Indirect Calorimeter that’s setup for 40 measurements
♦ MedGem Analyzer Software
♦ 42 Mouthpiece Filters and Nose Clips
♦ A lightweight Carrying Case
♦ A Marketing Materials Kit with posters and trifold brochures.

It uses the same FDA-approved MedGem device, but is programmed to complete only 40 measurements, which allows us to offer it at a lower price point.

The MedGem Starter Kit is a great entry level system if you have low volume or don’t want to spend the money to purchase the System Kit.

MedGem Starter Reorder Kits are available to give you everything you need for 40 more measurements, or you can upgrade to the MedGem System Kit.

Licensed clinicians typically charge between $70-90 for a RMR measurement, so the MedGem Starter Kit allows you to generate between $2,800 – $3,600 in revenue.

The average insurance reimbursed cost is between $ 70.00 and $ 80.00
(CPT 94690) Oxygen uptake, expired gas analysis; rest, indirect.
Click here to see the CPT Codes that apply to metabolic testing.

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I wish you the best of health!

David Wilcoxson

The Microlife WatchWT MedGem device is being used to assess metabolic changes in The Biggest Loser™ contestants. “We chose to use the MedGem device based on its accuracy in comparison to other indirect calorimeters.” said Dr. Robert Huizenga, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCLA and Medical Advisor to The Biggest Loser

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