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Bipartisan Remote Patient Monitoring Expansion Bill Sent to Commerce Committee

A bipartisan bill that would reduce Medicare's data collection requirement for billing remote patient monitoring (RPM) has been advanced through the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on health for consideration by the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

AMA Backtracks on RPM Codeset Revisions, but There Is Some Good News

The American Medical Association (AMA) held its highly anticipated May 2024 CPT Editorial Panel meeting last week in Chicago and among the topics discussed was a potentially significant overhaul of the remote patient monitoring (RPM) codeset. Today, physicians must collect RPM data on at least 16 days of a 30-day period or spend at least 20 minutes interacting with a patient per 30 days to receive reimbursement. The changes AMA was considering would have allowed for billing for 2 to 15 days of data and 11 to 20 minutes of patient interaction. We covered the details on the proposed changes and their potential impact in the lead-up to the May meeting.

Examples of Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Top Patient Applications

The use of remote patient monitoring — i.e., remote physiologic monitoring or RPM — has surged over the past few years. It's been widely embraced by providers, patients, the federal government, and an increasing number of commercial payers. Numerous statistics show the value of RPM, and when we look at some of the more common examples of remote patient monitoring applications, it is easy how RPM is transforming the delivery of care in the United States. 

Quick Guide: Remote Patient Monitoring CPT Codes to Know in 2024

Over the last few years, remote patient monitoring (RPM), also referred to as remote physiologic monitoring, became one of the more lucrative Medicare care management programs. Using average 2024 RPM reimbursement rates, if 100 patients are enrolled in an RPM program and each receives the minimum care management services each month, that will generate annual reimbursement of nearly $113,000.

AMA Weighing Substantial Expansion of Remote Patient Monitoring Codes

The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced the agenda for its second quarter 2024 CPT Editorial Panel meeting in May, and it includes discussion on what would be a significant and welcome expansion of remote patient monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) CPT codes.

What is Chronic Care Management: Definition and Key Concepts

Thinking about launching a chronic care management program? Looking to grow an existing CCM program? Don't miss our special webinar, "What Chronic Care Management Success Looks Like in 2024," on March 26. Learn more and register! Chronic care management (CCM) made its debut in 2015 when it was rolled out by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a separately paid service under the Medicare fee schedule. The rationale behind its inception was to offer an avenue of compensation for practitioners who provided care to their patients outside of the normal confines of the average office visit. The introduction of CCM coincidentally led to a more efficient means of care teams proactively engaging and managing patients with problematic chronic diseases, in turn improving outcomes and reducing treatment costs. CCM also gave providers a new opportunity to generate meaning and recurring revenue. Chronic care management has been a win-win for patients and practitioners — and the healthcare system as a whole — for nearly 10 years now.

4 Things to Know About Remote Patient Monitoring Reimbursement

Considering adding a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program? It's a great time to do so. Statistics show that consumers are embracing RPM. A Harvard Health Letter article notes that nearly 50 million people in the United States currently use remote patient monitoring devices, while a survey shows about 4 in 5 Americans are in favor of using remote patient monitoring.

Prevounce Scholarship Announcement: Sydney Kasner

Prevounce Health, creators of the Prevounce Comprehensive Remote Patient Care Management Program Platform, congratulates Sydney Kasner, recipient of the third annual Prevounce Preventive Health Graduate Scholarship.

Prevounce Scholarship Announcement: Dana Lofton

Prevounce Health, a leading provider of remote care management software, devices, and services, congratulates Dana Lofton, recipient of the third annual Prevounce Preventive Health Undergraduate Scholarship.

Growing Use of Wearables and Their Role in Remote Patient Monitoring

Over the past decade, there has been a huge surge in the availability and popularity of wearable technology. This has largely been driven by the Apple Watch, with credit to the Fitbit, and we are seeing newer technologies over the past few years empowering patients to take more control over their health.

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