The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the proposed rule for its 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Now, healthcare at large and the general public have until Sept. 11, 2023 to provide feedback before this proposal is finalized.
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The benefits of adopting remote patient monitoring are mounting. According to America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), healthcare organizations are seeing evidence of those benefits through reductions in utilization, readmissions, and on-call visits, as well as increases in consumer satisfaction. RPM procedure claims grew by nearly 1,300% over the last three years.
During the pandemic, remote patient monitoring (RPM) produced mounting evidence that it provides a cost-effective method to monitor and support care for many chronic illnesses. Physicians are beginning to realize the many benefits that enable them to follow the patient's status and make necessary changes that deliver better condition management. In a landscape of value-based and accountable outcomes, RPM can help prevent exacerbations and costly inpatient admissions.
Despite increasing blood pressure awareness and control, more than 30% of adults with hypertension are unaware, and nearly 50% of diagnosed hypertension is uncontrolled. With the cost of diagnosed hypertension exceeding $50 billion annually, traditional office-based hypertension treatment hasn’t proven effective or efficient enough. High blood pressure (HBP) also remains poorly controlled at the population level.
Primary and specialty care providers want to extend care beyond the clinic, but it’s tough to do alone. Enter the community pharmacist uniquely positioned to support a successful Remote Patient (aka physiological) Monitoring (RPM) service.
Understanding the CPT billing codes for Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) will provide you with a better idea of what is expected, both by the patient and by Medicare.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced key reimbursement rates, additional CPT codes, two program expansions, and an entirely new care management program, effective January 1, 2023.
Care management programs like Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) can help physicians implement and transition to value-based care. In this video, we'll discuss three ways an RPM program can help your practice address the specific performance areas that are relevant to this healthcare model, including: