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Remote Therapeutic Monitoring’s Debut: What you should know (for now)

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The proposed rule, issued July 13, greatly expanded what was known and understood about RTM but still left many questions unanswered.

Within the nearly 1,750 pages of the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule were many significant policies that, if approved, could greatly affect practices. One particular subject that has largely flown under the radar concerns remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM). This emerging concept should be of interest to organizations with current or future plans to implement telehealth and/or remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs.

The proposed rule, issued July 13, greatly expanded what was known and understood about RTM but still left many questions unanswered. We hope and expect these questions will be answered in the coming months as RTM transitions from an undefined service to one that practices may want to offer patients.

To help you get up to speed on RTM, here are eight things to know.

Feedback on the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on Sept. 13, 2021.

About the Author

Daniel Tashnek is the co-founder of Prevounce Health, a healthcare software company that simplifies the provision of preventive medical services, chronic care management and remote patient management. Daniel is also a practicing healthcare attorney specializing in regulatory compliance, reimbursement, scope of practice, and patient care issues.

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