Remote Patient Monitoring, 2022 Updates

Length: 90 Minutes Expert: Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC, CRC CEU: 1.5
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Your practice is leaving money on the table if you’re not correctly utilizing the 2022 updates to Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) coding rules. Remote patient monitoring.

Now, more than ever, your patients expect you to offer remote monitoring options, and in turn, you deserve to be paid everything you are due for providing these services. Both RPM and RTM offer you an opportunity to be paid more for providing treatment you are already making available to your sickest patients (including chronic COVID illnesses). The difficulty is figuring out how to implement these tricky codes correctly.

This is where billing and coding expert, Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC, CRC, can help. During Dr. Stearns’ online training session, you’ll receive step-by-step advice on how to correctly code your RPM and RTM claims. This training will help you get paid everything you’re due for both RPM and RTM services and have confidence that your claims can withstand even the toughest audit scrutiny.

Here are just a few of the RPM and RTM coding and billing questions you’ll get answered by attending his 90-minute online training:

  • If you don’t qualify to bill for RPM services, can you still get paid for RTM?
  • Are you limited to codes 99091, 99453-54, 94557-58 when billing for RPM?
  • Must your patients be chronically ill to qualify for remote monitoring?
  • Can you bill new and established patients alike for RPM and RTM services?
  • What devices qualify for RTM reimbursement?
  • Can you ethically bill for multiple RPM devices on one patient without “double dipping”?
  • What documentation is required to ensure reimbursement for each 20-minute interval?
  • Which providers at your practice are authorized to order and bill for RPM services?
  • What do codes 989X1, 989X2, 989X3, 989X4, and 989X5 actually cover?
  • How can you earn an additional $19 per patient per month with code 99453?
  • How can you be paid for both RPM and CCM services for the same patient?
  • Which clinical staff can your physician delegate RPM monitoring to?
  • What does “interactive communication” with your patient really mean?
  • What RPM devices qualify for reimbursement (and which ones don’t)?
  • How many days a month must your patient’s device report and monitor data?
  • How can complying with incident-to billing rules increase your RPM reimbursement?
  • What are remote monitoring practice expense codes (99453 and 99454) used for?
  • What additional services (and codes) can be billed as RPM?
  • How can you be prepared for the expected post-pandemic RPM rule changes?
  • How often are face-to-face RPM visits required, and how should you track them?
  • And so much more!

Although there are numerous benefits to providing Remote Patient Monitoring and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (improved patient connectivity and care, increased patient volume, new source of revenue, etc.), it’s only possible if you master these newly updated coding rules. Otherwise, you risk being undercompensated for the remote monitoring services you provide, or you can be forced to pay back the payments you’ve received. Neither is a good option.

Don’t risk it. Sign up for this online training today to get step-by-step expert advice on how to cut through the confusion of the updated RPM and RTM coding rules. Access to this online training is limited. Accordingly, to ensure your attendance to this training, and to make sure you’re being paid everything ethically possible for your remote monitoring services, register today.

Meet Your Expert

Michael Stearns
MD, CPC, CFPC, CRCPhysician Informaticist

Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC, CRC is a physician informaticist, certified professional coder (CPC), certified family practice coder (CFPC) and certified risk adjustment coder (CRC). He is the CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC, an organization that provides healthcare information technology (HIT) and compliance consulting services.

His company assists organizations with meeting their documentation, compliance, coding, risk adjustment, EHR optimization and other program goals; including performance in quality and efficiency-based incentive programs.