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Remote Patient Monitoring: What You Need to Know

January 19, 2021
Remote patient monitoring: what healthcare providers need to know
Here’s what you need to know to see if RPM is right for your patients.

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) hasn’t always been easy to implement or get reimbursed for, but COVID-19 brought with it significant industry changes. Patients want at-home medical devices to better manage their conditions, and providers can now be more easily reimbursed for RPM services. Here’s what you need to know to see if RPM is right for your patients.

Remote Patient Monitoring: What You Need to Know

Patient Interest Has Piqued Post-Pandemic

  • Before COVID-19: 52% of consumers would use a connected health device if doctor recommended.¹

  • After COVID-19: 75% of chronic care patients would wear a health device if prescribed by their doctor. ³

Favorable Reimbursements for Providers Who Adopt Remote Monitoring²

CPT Codes

  • 99453: Remote monitoring initial set-up and patient education on use of equipmen

  • 99454: Remote monitoring devices supply daily recording(s) or programmed alert(s) transmissions 

  • 99457: Additional 20-minute block of clinical staff time

  • 99458: Remote monitoring treatment management services, 20 minutes or more of clinical staff time requiring interactive communication

Average Medicare Reimbursement

  • $21 one-time payment

  • $69 billable every 30 days

  • $54 billable every 30 days

  • $44 billable once within 30 days

Total Reimbursement: $2,025 per patient, per year gross revenue

Patients Want RPM Devices from Their Trusted Provider³

  • 90% of chronic care patients believe an RPM device will help them manage their condition.

  • Only 28% would trust a consumer health wearable to manage their condition.

Benefits of RPM⁴

  • Improved patient outcomes

  • Improved compliance rates

  • Patients take more ownership of their health

Visit PatientPoint.com/go/remote-monitoring to learn more.

1. CTA Survey Finds High Demand for Remote Patient Monitoring Devices. Consumer Technology Association, April 2019.  

2. Remote Patient Monitoring Expands for COVID-19. Samsung Business Insights, Sept. 2020. 

3. Sony’s mSafety Study Finds Nearly 90 Percent of People Surveyed with Chronic Conditions Believe a Remote Health Monitoring Device Could Help Them Better Manage their Health. Business Wire, June 2020. 

4. COVID-19 accelerates remote patient monitoring adoption. Samsung Business Insights, July 2020.