An Ounce of Prevention
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule. Coming in at nearly 3,000 pages, the rule finalizes many significant additions and changes in areas including remote services, care management services, and preventive services. Below we highlightsome of the most notable developments.Prevounce CEO Daniel Tashnek, JD, will explorethese and other takeaways from the final rule during a webinar on Thursday, November 16, at 2:00 PM EST, which you can register for here.
What does an independent practice need to do to achieve success with a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program? Rob Cushman, CEO of Dunwoody Village Clinic in Georgia, explained how he created and implemented the practice's RPM program and has since overseen its impressive growth in a webinar hosted by Prevounce. The recording of the webinar is now available on-demand.
$2.5M in additional funding brings Series A total to $7M and will further support product development and team scaling INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevounce Health, a leading provider of remote care management software, devices, and services, today announced the closing of $2.5 million in new Series A funding led by Cloud Hill Partners and Michael Hammond, former co-founder of Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC and H2C Securities, with participation from additional returning investors. The company has now raised $7 million in total Series A funding and will use the latest financing to advance its product and service offerings and scale its team to meet growing market demand.
Registration is open for the Prevounce webinar, "Building a Successful Remote Patient Monitoring Program in Independent Practice." The 45-minute program is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, at 2:00 PM EDT.
Arthritis is probably one of the most bothersome and frustrating health issues patients face. Classified as both degenerative and chronic, arthritis not only produces pain, but it can also increase symptoms of anxiety and depression, impact independence, contribute to sleep problems, and lead to a host of other chronic health issues due to neglectful self-management of the disorder. Fortunately, patients with the two most common types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — are eligible for participation in both chronic care management (CCM) and remote patient monitoring (RPM) services.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) has included numerous proposed changes and additions to remote monitoring and care management in its 2024 physician fee schedule (PFS) proposed rule. We explored the key changes and other important takeaways providers must know about from the proposed rule in a special webinar on July 25 (watch the on-demand recording).
Two Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) that co-hosted a multi-jurisdictional meeting to discuss efficacy of remote physiologic monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) have announced they will not pursue a local coverage determination (LCD) on RPM and RTM for non-implantable devices.
One of the more substantial, recent developments in the way healthcare is delivered in the United States concerns remote patient monitoring (RPM), also referred to as remote physiologic monitoring. RPM has technically been around since the early 1970s (with its roots dating back to the 19th century!), but it's been thrown into the spotlight over the past few years thanks to the pandemic and is now experiencing rapid adoption. That comes as no surprise considering the significant and wide-spread benefits of remote patient monitoring.
MultipleMedicare administrative contractors (MACs) recently held a virtual, multi-jurisdictional meeting to discuss efficacy of remote physiologic monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM). The meeting lasted two-plus hours and included commentary from more than 50 subject matter experts, mostly physicians from various specialties who have experience with RPM and RTM.
One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic was the increased adoption of virtual healthcare services and delivery systems. This includes remote patient monitoring, or RPM. Remote patient monitoring was a concept foreign to most individuals before the health crisis, but that is rapidly changing as providers increasingly adopt the service and enroll their patients. Yet many people still lack a firm understanding of remote patient monitoring, so we thought it would be helpful to dedicate a blog that focuses on the definition of RPM and contrasts the concept of remote patient monitoring with other terms frequently associated with it.