<strong>Good News for RPM Providers:</strong> CMS Issues Revision of 2021 RPM Rules

CMS issued corrections on January 19 to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, clarifying how healthcare providers are paid for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and opening the door to improved reimbursement. The coverage was changed due to industry criticism following the December 2020 release of the final rule. Originally, in order to qualify for reimbursement under […]

Remote Patient Monitoring: One Step in Addressing Provider Burnout

Provider burnout has been an issue for a long time. Long hours often due to inefficiencies in the work environment, electronic health record (EHR) stress, complicated patients and poor work-home balance lead to burnout. Add to that a high volume of patient visits on a daily basis and not enough time to spend with each […]

COVID-19 Clinic Solution: Monitoring the Patient’s Oxygen Levels at Home

Currently the U.S. is seeing a new COVID-19 surge with numbers of new cases rising significantly and hospitals nearing or at capacity of beds and ICU units. In addition, two people are dying every minute from coronavirus. To help hospitals manage the crush of new COVID-19 patients, CMS recently launched its Acute Hospital Care at […]

RPM’s Invaluable Role During COVID-19

In a matter of weeks, COVID-19 public health numbers have almost doubled, reporting close to 15 million positive cases and 280,000 deaths nationwide, since March 2020. These data confirm the arrival of a “second wave” or “surge” that our experts anticipated with the start of fall and early winter. According to a December 4, 2020 […]

Deadline Nears to Apply for FCC Connected Care Pilot Program

Access to virtual care and remote patient monitoring for Americans without internet access is being boosted by a significant funding program. Applications for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Connected Care Pilot Program, providing $100 million in network equipment and services for providers offering innovative telehealth and remote care services to low-income patients and veterans, is […]

Telemedicine, RPM and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need for effective virtual healthcare as its continuing spread presents unprecedented challenges of managing the health of the patient population in a save, effective manner. In a pandemic where in-person, face-to-face treatment poses a significant risk, home-based monitoring for symptom escalation can help reduce the risk of transmission. So […]

The ABC’s of Remote Patient Monitoring

As the use of telehealth exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians began to use remote patient monitoring (RPM) to help treat patients. RPM provides patients with at-home medical devices that capture vital signs and electronically transmits the data to the physician’s office on a daily basis. Although the pandemic brought popularity to telehealth and shed […]

3 Reasons the RPM Trend Is Here to Stay

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) enables patient monitoring outside of the usual clinical settings, increasing access to care and decreasing healthcare delivery costs. The pandemic has brought more attention to the value and benefits of virtual care. Here are three reasons the use of RPM will be increasing in the future. RPM enhances telehealth visits by […]