Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote patient monitoring is a technology to enable monitoring of patients outside of conventional clinical settings, such as in the home or in a remote area, which may increase access to care and decrease healthcare delivery costs.
HOW IT WORKS
Remote patient monitoring devices must be electronically connected, which is most often accomplished via cellular networking or Bluetooth.
Benefits of RPM
Requirements for Enrollment
Established patient – patient must be seen by the physician in the past one year.
Patients must take readings for at least 16 out of 30 days.
The patient must consent to participate (verbal or written).
The devices must be defined as medical devices by the FDA and ordered by a qualified medical professional.
Monitoring must be performed by a physician, a qualified healthcare professional, or clinical staff (licensed nurses/medical assistants), subject to state law.
20 minutes of interactive tele-monitoring services with the patient and/or patient caregiver over the calendar month, which includes checking readings, speaking with a patient, coordinating treatment plans and/or developing educational materials.