Category: Remote Patient Monitoring

FCC Launches Connected Care Pilot Program, Announces 36 Award Recipients

The Federal Communications Commission has posted new guidelines for its Connected Care Pilot Program and announced 36 telehealth projects that have qualified for funding. By Eric Wicklund June 18, 2021 – Some 36 telehealth programs across the country will get federal funding through the Federal Communications Commission’s Connected Care Pilot Program. The...

CMS proposes to expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model nationwide

Public and private providers are keen on expanding their home health programs after seeing how well it worked during the pandemic. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a proposed home health rule aimed at accelerating the shift to value by expanding the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model nationwide. The CY2022 Home...

CMS Proposes New Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Codes: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new category of digital health services—Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM)—to complement the existing suite of Remote Physiological Monitoring (RPM) codes covered under Medicare. The new codes, part of the proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule, are intended to expand the scope...

Expansion of telehealth services must be sustained

The rapid growth and large-scale adoption of telehealth services over the past 18 months has allowed physicians to deliver a broad range of badly needed services to patients nationwide in an innovative, cost-effective manner. Now it’s time to cement that success by making permanent the temporary easing of restrictions...

How to Increase Provider Utilization of Remote Patient Monitoring

Increasing provider utilization in remote patient monitoring starts with effective backend processes and leaning into technologies that they already trust. By Kelsey Waddill July 05, 2021 – Remote patient monitoring (RPM) took off during the coronavirus pandemic, but the industry will have to take decisive steps in order to build on that...

ADA 2021 Study Outlines Benefits of RPM on Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study assessing use of remote patient monitoring in patients with type 2 diabetes outlines the impact continued participation in digital monitoring programs can have on glycemic control among this patient population. Once a distant idea discussed at scientific sessions as an approach years away from implementation, use of...

Hospital-at-Home Model Yields Lower Costs, Fewer Hospitalizations for Cancer Patients

Cancer patients who receive hospital-at-home care are less likely to experience unplanned hospitalizations, new research suggests. Those individuals likewise account for lower health care costs. The new findings — focused on Huntsman at Home, a cancer hospital-at-home model operated by the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah...

Are States Making COVID-19 Telehealth Emergency Measures Permanent?

Texas may be among the first of many states to enact laws that encourage providers to continue electronically communicating with and monitoring their patients after COVID-19 emergency regulations and governors’ orders expire. State legislatures are acknowledging the advantages telehealth offered during COVID-19 and are making major changes to pre-pandemic...

Remote patient monitoring may reduce need to hospitalize cancer patients

A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has found that cancer patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who received care at home via remote patient monitoring were significantly less likely to require hospitalization for their illness, compared to cancer patients with COVID-19 who did not participate in the program. Results of the study...

COVID Spurred Patient Engagement with Remote Patient Monitoring

The pandemic was marked by remote patient monitoring and telehealth use to monitor and manage health at home, but future innovation is needed to meet consumer needs. By Sara Heath June 16, 2021 – More people than ever have bought remote patient monitoring into their homes, with Deloitte finding that 14 percent of healthcare...
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