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Here’s what providers need to know as RPM is poised for take-off with new CMS rules

With the new CMS rules going into effect in 2020, providers have more opportunity than ever before to seize these benefits by collecting critical patient information while streamlining talent and spatial resources.

By Christopher McCann

This past fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rules on Chronic Care Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM). Following on from the inclusion of three new current procedural terminology (CPT) codes in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule, CMS has added a code for remote patient monitoring in 2020…

2020 Vision – Better Connectivity is Helping Health Care – aTouchAway Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Platform Experiencing Exponential Growth

A patient’s ‘circle of care’ can include relatives, friends, a spiritual adviser or the pharmacist, not just doctors, nurses, or telehealth clinicians. Technology is helping bring them all together.

BRIGITTE PELLERIN
January 3, 2020

A fresh decade means fresh ideas. Brigitte Pellerin talks to some of the local people who are innovating – some in small ways, some in big ones, some in community-focused enterprises. Today, Michel Paquet works to keep people better connected and better served by our health…

Remote Patient Monitoring, Reimbursement Topped Headlines in 2019

Top mHealth trends in 2019 included remote patient monitoring, telehealth reimbursement, substance use disorder care, chronic disease management, and direct-to-consumer mHealth technology.

By Samantha McGrail

As 2019 comes to an end, healthcare organizations are reflecting on the trends and stories that most influenced their behaviors in the past year. Based on our most clicked stories in 2019, those trends included remote patient monitoring, telehealth reimbursement and coding, behavioral health/substance use disorder care, chronic disease management strategies, and direct-to-consumer mHealth technologies.

In the following article, mHealthIntelligence.com

Center for Connected Health Policy – 2019 In Review: State and Federal Telehealth Policy

It was an active year for state telehealth legislation in 2019.  Among 35 states, 113 legislative bills passed in the 2019 legislative session, up significantly from 65 bills in 2018.  Additionally, 54 telehealth related regulations were finalized in 35 states related to telehealth.  The large leap in the numbers of bills passed, was partially due to the increased passage of cross-state licensing legislation enacting interstate licensing compacts.  While the cross-state licensing topic area had 10…

The Chronic Care Management (CCM) – Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) – Reimbursement Guide – Coverage Year 2020

CMS has released its final rule for the 2020 Physician’s Fee Schedule.

We have previously covered how one can set up a chronic care management program in 5 steps. We have also covered the available CPT codes that can be used to bill for chronic care management, which also includes remote patient monitoring. If you want a condensed version of all that, 

The great news is none of the existing CPT codes have been modified for 2020! So a provider organization or practice can use those codes…

Mortality and morbidity 1 year after stopping a remote patient management intervention: extended follow-up results from the telemedical interventional management in patients with heart failure II (TIM-HF2) randomised trial

Mortality and morbidity 1 year after stopping a remote patient management intervention: extended follow-up results from the telemedical interventional management in patients with heart failure II (TIM-HF2) randomised trial – The Lancet Digital Health

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Remote management of patients with heart failure—how long should it go on?

Remote management of patients with heart failure—how long should it go on? – The Lancet Digital Health Remote patient management (RPM) promises to improve patient care.1

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Telemedicine and cardiac implants: what is the benefit?.Eur Heart J.2013; 34: 1885-1895

Previously, Friedrich Koehler and colleagues2

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Efficacy of telemedical interventional management in patients with heart failure (TIM-HF2): a randomised, controlled,…

Gingrich & DeSantis: A health care revolution is coming – It could give you 24/7 access to a doctor

In Washington’s increasingly toxic atmosphere – filled with impeachment hearings, the jostling of the Democratic primary, and an obsession with trivial gaffes and scandal over substance – it can be hard to notice when members of both parties collaborate to try and achieve something positive. Fortunately, it does still happen.

One example is a bipartisan bill in the House and Senate to expand telehealth services in Medicare.

Currently, few Americans qualify to have telehealth services covered under Medicare. Those who do must live in remote locations, and the…

Case Study: Innovative Samsung Technology Brings New Hope to Patients with Chronic Conditions and Surgeries

Overview

Customer Need

Every day, healthcare practitioners explore new ways to use technology to reduce readmission rates and improve patient care. One of the most common causes of unnecessary hospitalizations are chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). As a result, COPD hospitalizations are creating an enormous strain on healthcare systems. To combat this, Aetonix required a technology it could rely on to develop a connected care solution and remote health monitoring that would improve the quality of care from hospital to home.
 

Samsung Solution

Seeing an opportunity to leverage innovative…

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