simpleABI vs. Flochec

Why choose the simpleABI Systems over the FloChec?

simpleABI follows the recommended method of the AHA-ACC

Recognized Technology?

  • Medicare considers PHOTO PLETHYSMOGRAPHIC (PPG) DEVICES to be experimental – “Photoelectric Plethysmography – This method is considered useful only in determining whether or not a pulse is present and does not provide reproducible measurements of blood flow.”


  • A PHOTO PLETHYSMOGRAPHIC (PPG) digit sensor cannot take a blood pressure.
  • The ABI is defined as a ratio of blood pressures.
    • Ankle-brachial index (ABI) is the ratio of the blood pressure at the ankle to the blood pressure in the upper arm (brachium). Compared to the arm, lower blood pressure in the leg suggests blocked arteries due to peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Their words?

  • FloChec’s own FDA 510(k) says “it is not intended to diagnose disease”
  • From Semler Scientific’s own SEC filings “Currently, FloChec™ is not formally approved for any particular reimbursement code.”

American Medical Association

  • CPT 93922 and 93923 state a pressure be taken at BOTH of the posterior tibial AND the anterior tibial/dorsalis pedis. The statement is an AND statement not an OR statement – an indices from both arteries MUST be taken. The single sensor on the finger cannot biologically perform such a function. Photoplethysmograph (PPG sensors) do not meet the REQUIREMENT of those 2 CPT codes. You can see on Flochec reports both arteries are not reported.

Why choose simpleABI systems?

  • For ultra fast testing, simplePVR testing can be done in 1-2 minutes.
  • Advanced Systems with segmental and stress exams

Why choose the simpleABI Systems over the FloChec or QuantaFlo? Our staff averages 20 years experience in vascular diagnosis. Our systems provide quick screening AND reimbursable exams. Trust Newman Medical to provide your equipment for vascular diagnosis.