Welcome to the BARD REACH Program!

The BARD REACH Program is an industry-leading initiative designed to help physicians contact their BARD Optional Vena Cava Filter patients. The program:

  • Supplements physician efforts to bring patients with BARD Optional Vena Cava filters back to the practice for follow up
  • Provides a tool to track BARD Optional Vena Cava Filter patients

When a physician registers for the free BARD REACH Program, he or she receives access to a secure web portal and the services of professional Patient Support Representatives. The representatives contact the patients and encourage them to return for initial follow-up or retrieval.

How does the program work?

  1. Complete a one-time online registration and agree to the terms that allow McKesson, a third-party patient outreach group, to contact patients on your behalf.
  2. After implanting a BARD Optional Vena Cava Filter, enroll the patient using the secure web portal.
  3. A McKesson Patient Support Representative contacts the patient on your behalf encouraging him or her to schedule and attend a follow-up consult.
Profile Creation. You enroll the patient and decide when you want to see the patient return.   Introduction Call. Support Rep. encourages patient to schedule an initial follow-up appointment. Three call attempts and if all three fail, the patient is no longer contacted.   Reminder Call. Support Rep. encourages patient to attend appointment. Generally three weeks prior to target consult date. Three call attempts and if all three fail, the patient is no longer contacted.   Patient returns for follow up or retrieval.