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Role of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring during the Pandemic and Beyond

Many countries professed the COVID-19 outbreak to be a public health emergency of international concern. Healthcare systems worldwide promptly redirected their procedures to deliver applicable management and support to compel governments in designing and executing sustainable interventions to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Many countries now require strict social distancing to control transmission. …

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Impacts of Delta Variant on Remote Patient Monitoring & Telehealth

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) was once thought to be one of the most successful approaches in monitoring disease progression or improvement for hypertension, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. RPM captures and sends patient health data to clinicians via linked devices outside of a traditional clinical care setting. These devices keep track of a wide range …

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Cost-sharing, Application, and Remote Patient Monitoring

Is cost-sharing more harmful or beneficial? What are the consequences of a patient’s cost-sharing arrangement? Will a lack of cost-sharing lead to frivolous, needless care? How about others who are less fortunate, such as chronic sickness patients, pregnant women, and children? This article attempts to address all these questions. The member and his insurance company …

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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: Why you need to stop?

Some people in high-stress jobs usually sacrifice sleep to have more leisure time at night because they lack free time during the day. This phenomenon is called “revenge bedtime procrastination,” which could lead to serious effects on mental, physical and emotional health. Sleep is essential for everyone, and not getting enough of it can lead …

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Barriers to Rural Healthcare

According to CDC, people in the rural areas of the United States are more likely to die too soon from the five leading causes of death—heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke—rather than people in the urbanized areas.  Let’s investigate the different barriers encountered in rural health care: First, people in rural …

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Remote Patient Monitoring for Patients with Mental Health Conditions

Mental illness had been an alarming issue among Americans, fueled by feelings of loneliness and isolation when the pandemic struck in March. The 2021 State of Mental Health in America report states that mental health in the United States continues to deteriorate, that many states are unprepared to deal with the crisis, and that the government is …

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CMS Amendments to Remote Patient Monitoring Rules 2021

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) refers to a process of gathering and analysis of patient physiologic data (parameters) used to further establish and implement a treatment plan for chronic and/or acute health illness or condition. It refers to the “periodic, asynchronous, or continuous monitoring and transmission of vital signs such as weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, …

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Reimbursement for Remote Patient Monitoring: CPT Codes 99453 and 99454 

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) started in the healthcare industry through telehealth. The role of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services were certainly appropriate in minimizing the danger of COVID-19 transmission. If telehealth became a powerful replacement for in-person services, RPM serves as a robust extension and augmentation to in-person and/or telehealth services. The awakening of …

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CMS 2022 Proposed Rule: New Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its new proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2022 on July 13th to address “Remote Therapeutic Monitoring.” It covers five new CPT codes for “non-physiologic” patient data such musculoskeletal system status, respiratory system status, therapy (medication) adherence, and therapy (medication) response, as well as …

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Quick Guide to Medicare Remote Patient Monitoring: CMS Final Rule 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its final rule concerning remote patient monitoring (RPM) reimbursement under the Medicare program on December 1, 2020. The changes are aimed to clarify CMS’ position on how it interprets requirements for RPM services. This rule finalizes many of the proposals released in August 2020. Moreover, on January 19, …

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