Remote Patient Monitoring

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an increased demand for remote patient monitoring and patient engagement solutions. Learn how you can meet this need, improve patient outcomes, reduce overall cost of care, and increase revenue to your practice by partnering with 247 Health Solution and the YesDoctor 247 RPM Platform.

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Current State

Older adults, 65 years and older, are at higher risk for severe illness.

A report from the World Heath Organization, which studied cases in China, said that the underlying conditions which put people at the highest risk of severe disease are:

Solution

Deploy remote monitoring devices to provide real-time readings for high risk patients. For example:

Remote Patient Monitoring for Health Providers

YesDoctor RPM Platform

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Benefits

In the current climate of social distancing and declining revenues, this solution offers excellent ROI besides continuous patient care and COVID containment

Opportunity

  • Implementation for specific disease states
  • Deploy Patient Engagement Center to monitor
    dashboard and notify attending provider of alerts
  • Deploy outreach solutions as needed:
    • Office visit
    • Phone Call
    • Telehealth visit
    • Home health visit
    • Medication update/renewal

Frequently Asked Questions

Remote patient monitoring allows you to monitor disease and symptom progression remotely and then engage your patients virtually to modify care plans and to provide education on self-care, based on changes in the patient’s condition. This connected care technology is uniquely helpful for treatment and care during a pandemic such as COVID-19 since it allows you to monitor temperature and pulmonary function, blood pressure and other appropriate physiology for changes in your patient’s disease and symptom progression, using a digitally connected, non-invasive device(s).You and your care team can communicate modifications in medication and other self-care to your patient’s and provide answers to their questions.

For patients who test positive for COVID-19, home-based monitoring for symptom escalation can help reduce the risk of transmission and provide the ability to proactively escalate care as needed. It also provides opportunities for you to extend care and access to patients who have barriers to care such as transportation, mobility, distance and who may be at high risk for infection during times such as the current pandemic or flu season.

Remote monitoring is ordered by you as the treating provider. The order can generate delivery and set up of equipment, or equipment may be provided to a patient at an in-person visit, along with instructions on set up. The care team can conduct a short, remote course on how to use the equipment and communications. With the YesDoctor device, app and platform along with our 247 Health Connect Patient Engagement Center your patients physiologic data are monitored, notify you with alerts when there are concerning changes in the physiologic data and conduct communications with you and the patient based on care need changes.

  • Alzheimer disease and dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • COPD
  • Crohn disease
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Mood disorders (bipolar, cyclothymic, and depression)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson disease

In response to COVID-19, CMS made several changes to how they cover RPM, both for the duration of the public health emergency as well as permanent fixes. Specifically, CMS clarified that going forward, RPM could be used for patients with both acute and/or chronic conditions, not just limited to patients with only chronic conditions.

Additionally, for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS has clarified that RPM could be provided to new patients as well as established patients, and that consent could be obtained once annually. These changes by CMS to how providers can utilize RPM will have profound benefits going forward, both in our immediate response to the unique COVID-19 challenges as well Medicare’s long-term ability to provide the best care to patients. Many commercial health plans and insurers have started to also allow for RPM coverage and payment for services provided like CMS.

CPT codes exist for all components necessary for the provision of RPM, they include:

CPT Code 99453: Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (e.g., weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial; set-up and patient education on use of equipment. (Initial set-up and patient education of monitoring equipment)

CPT Code 99454: Device(s) supply with daily recording(s) or programmed alert(s) transmission, each 30 days. (Initial collection, transmission, and report/summary services to the clinician managing the patient)

CPT Code 99457: Remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services, clinical staff/physician/other qualified health care professional time in a calendar month requiring interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the month; first 20 minutes.

CPT Code 99458: Each additional 20 minutes (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

In addition, RPM may generate additional telehealth(video) visits as needed and can be used to assist with Chronic Care Management (CCM) with additional codes available for billing services related to both telehealth and CCM.

247 Health Solution LLC provides an efficient cost-effective RPM Solution with the YesDoctor247 Remote Patient Monitoring Device, Cloud based platform and dashboard and our 247 Health Connect Call Center. Our end-to-end IoT platform is device agnostic and designed to integrate a variety of Bluetooth-enabled remote monitoring devices that connect the patient to the physician through our dashboard. Now doctors can monitor patients’ vital signs remotely, in real time, causing the mminimum intrusion into the patients’ daily lives while providing an opportunity to increase revenue and improve outcomes.

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