What is Remote Patient Monitoring?

Remote Patient Monitoring, or Remote Physiologic Monitoring, is a tool that monitors patients with chronic conditions through the use of remote medical devices such as Blood Pressure Cuffs, Glucose Meters, and Weight Scales to collect patient data and provide that to a remote medical professional on a daily basis. Medicare and many private insurances allows for CPT billing codes 99453, 99454, 99457, 99458 and 99091 to be billed for the Remote Patient Monitoring service.

Remote Patient Monitoring is a tool that monitors chronic patients using remote medical devices

Remote Patient Monitoring uses connected scales, blood pressure cuffs, glucose meters, and more to automatically send valuable health data to a unique trained team of care professionals consisting of RNs and above. They monitor the data for the physician to watch for any health issues that might arise.

Plus, Remote Patient Monitoring includes a custom software package designed for physicians which is easy to read and maneuver to find the data.

Remote Patient Monitoring is a tool that monitors chronic patients using remote medical devices

Remote Patient Monitoring is a constant connection.

Remote patient monitoring allows you to stay in constant contact with your patients and monitor their chronic conditions.

Instead of waiting for the next patient visit, you can watch the efficacy of a medication change or lifestyle recommendations on a day-by-day basis through connected devices at home, with data sent to a care team and custom software automatically.

If diabetes or heart condition medication isn’t achieving the desired results you’ll know before the patient ends up in the emergency room.

Remote Patient Monitoring is a constant connection.

Why use Remote Patient Monitoring

Studies show the use of remote patient monitoring achieves a 72 percent reduction in hospital readmissions. Patient satisfaction with the program is 95 percent with patients often saying the doctor cares for them more. Physicians also see a 30 percent increase in doctor’s visits from the remote patient monitoring pool.

Why use Remote Patient Monitoring

How does Remote Patient Monitoring work?

Remote Patient Monitoring program delivers cellular-connected medical devices (like Blood Pressure Cuffs, Weight Scales, and Blood Glucose Meters) to your patients so that they can take their measurements daily. Those measurements are then available to you, as the medical provider, to review for potential problems.

Practice Onboarding


Medek RPM’s team ensures everything a practice needs to begin Remote Patient Monitoring is handled smoothly and efficiently, including

  • Training of all staff and physicians
  • Installation of all technology programs
  • Determination of eligible patients from EMRD
  • Accounting procedures established
Medek RPM’s team ensures everything a practice needs to begin Remote Patient Monitoring is handled smoothly and efficiently, including

Patient Setup


Medek RPM’s specialized onboarding team uses a proven system to maximize the number of patients using Remote Patient Monitoring, including

  • Mailing and calling all eligible patients
  • Receiving required permissions to begin Medek RPM
  • Distribution of all connected devices
  • Patient training on the use of connected devices
Medek RPM’s specialized onboarding team uses a proven system to maximize the number of patients using Remote Patient Monitoring, including

Data Collection


Medek RPM uses the latest in connected devices to provide the daily transmission of critical healthcare data from a patient’s home, including

  • Scales and blood pressure cuffs for hypertension
  • Glucose meter for diabetes
  • Oximeters for COPD
  • A variety of devices for COVID-19 monitoring
Medek RPM uses the latest in connected devices to provide the daily transmission of critical healthcare data from a patient’s home, including

Data Analysis


Medek RPM’s team of care specialists use our custom software programs to accurately interpret patient data and react as need, including

  • Using a simple interface easy to interpret by anyone
  • Daily monitoring to ensure use and connectivity
  • Constant communication with physician on patient status
  • Historical comparison of patient statistics in quick charts
Medek RPM’s team of care specialists use our custom software programs to accurately interpret patient data and react as need, including

Billing


Medek RPM’s billing/coding team is composed of experts in codes for CMS and will work with your billing department on reimbursements, including

  • Our software automatically creates billing forms for you
  • Handling all billing for RPM codes
  • A focus on CPT billing codes 99453, 99454, 99457, 99458 and 99091
  • Consultation on other questions on CMS coding
Medek RPM’s billing/coding team is composed of experts in codes for CMS and will work with your billing department on reimbursements, including

Will reach out to you the patient and coordinate a replacement if necessary.

But with tens of thousands of devices shipped we see a very low failure rate. Our patient care team constantly monitors to see if your patients are taking their measurements and will reach out to them personally to remind them or help them with any issues. This is something that no fully automated system can do.

Reimbursement Schedule / Calculator

Medek’s Remote Patient Monitoring program delivers cellular connected medical devices (like Blood Pressure Cuffs, Weight Scales, and Blood Glucose Meters) to your patients so that they can take their measurements daily. Those measurements are then available to you, as the medical provider, to review for potential problems.

Remote Patient Monitoring Billing Breakdown

CPT code

99453


Initial set-up and patient education on use of equipment


Billing Frequency

Once at set-up

$18.80
CPT code

99454


Device supply with daily recording and programmed alerts


Billing Frequency

Every 30 days*

$61.90
CPT code

99457


Clinician spends 20 minutes in a calendar month on care management


Billing Frequency

Monthly

$48.29
CPT code

99458


For subsequent 20-minute blocks beyond the initial 20 minutes for 99457


Billing Frequency

Monthly

$77.78**
CPT code

99091


The collection & interpretation of patient data by QHCP; minimum 30 min/month


Billing Frequency

Monthly

$53.80
*Minimum of 16 days of monitoring
** Price after being billed twice, regular price: $38.89
*Minimum of 16 days of monitoring
** Price after being billed twice, regular price: $38.89

RPM Revenue Calculator

How many Medicare patients would you include in your Remote Patient Monitoring program?

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1,500

Estimated Monthly
Revenue*

$ 40,000
*These are conservative numbers based on assumptions on variables that can vary greatly from practice to practice. For a customized ROI to be generated specifically for your practice, contact us today.

Medek RPM Core Features

Our mission is to improve the health of your patients and satisfaction while helping you to grow your practice. With so many RPM companies to choose from we distinguish ourselves through our personal touch and our full service approach.

Devices


All of our medical devices are equipped with cellular SIM cards to ensure each unit works independently. We require no device set up, no Bluetooth pairing (other then the oximeters), no apps needed.

Device list:

  • Blood Pressure Cuffs
  • Weight Scales
  • Glucose Meters
  • Oximeters
  • Smart Watches
All of our medical devices are eqiupped with cellular SIM cards to ensure each unit works independently. We require no device set up, no Bluetooth pairing, no apps.

Patient Care Team


With years of experience in the telehealth business we are uniquely positioned to offer a unique approach to remote patient monitoring. We have a dedicated patient care team consisting of highly qualified licensed medical professionals that will help assist with your remote patient monitoring and ensure that it works best for you and your patients.

We believe that the target population for the remote patient monitoring program is not served well by automated text messages and computer programs, they prefer a human touch which we alone provide. Our patient care team establishes a relationship with your patients providing them training, answering questions about using the devices and helping to monitor their progress along the way.

We find that patient compliance is between 200 to 300% greater with our patient care team than with automated solutions.

Our patient care team can do something that no artificial intelligence can, they attend to patients that are truly in need of attention and separate the wheat from the chaff.

Patients love the personalized touch of our patient care team and the ability to talk to a real human being instead of receiving an impersonal text message or email.

Patient Care Team

Patient Onboarding Team


Medek RPM is a full service remote patient monitoring company. Our system pulls qualified candidates directly from your EMR. Our onboarding team can contact them on your behalf train them on the devices and get them into the program quickly and efficiently.

We tend to onboard patients 75 to 90% faster than our competitors which means more revenue for you and better health for your patients right out of the gate.

Patient Onboarding Team

Provider Portal Features

Doctor Portal


Doctor Portal – From a feature point of view our partner doctor offices tell us that our patient portal is the easiest and most intuitive that they’ve ever seen. We take all of the difficult tasks of data review, billing, and compliance and make them simple.

Doctor Portal

Priority Q


Artificial Intelligence analyzes your patients vitals so you can focus on those that are most at-risk. We record the amount of time spent reviewing and/or communicating with the patient so you are fully protected in the case of an audit and makes the billing process very simple.

Priority Q

Billing Q


Our system automatically generates each billable code in real time. When you’re ready to bill for a patient just select the codes you’d like to bill and submit. Not like
with other systems which you first need to run a report, examine the spreadsheet, manually pull the readings and review time communication and then match them to
the billing codes. This can be a laborious process for you or your billing/coding team.

Why wait until the end of the month to bill? With our unique system, you can bill the instant a billing code is achieved. No reports to run, no data to correlate, no fuss
or hassles. Just click and bill.

Billing Q

Frequently Asked Questions

What will RPM cost me as the medical provider?

You pay nothing until you are paid by Medicare. There is zero risk to you.


What does RPM cost the patients?

There is no cost to the patients.


How do I bill for RPM?

You can let our full-service staff take care of that critical piece for you. Billing for RPM can be difficult because the different codes have certain requirements and billing cycles that must be adhered to. Our software platform automatically does all the heavy lifting of figuring that out for you and generating the billing forms.


What chronic conditions are authorized for remote patient monitoring?

All 21 chronic conditions can be covered by Remote Patient Monitoring:
Hypertension, Diabetes, Obesity, Autism Spectrum Disorders, HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis, Schizophrenia / Other Psychotic Disorders, Drug Abuse / Substance, Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Stroke, Asthma, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Atrial Fibrillation, COPD, Alzheimer’s Disease/ Dementia, Heart Failure, Depression, Chronic Kidney Disease, Ischemic Heart Disease, Arthritis.


Why Choose Medek RPM

Medek RPM is focused on making remote patient monitoring as simple and easy for the physician as possible. It starts with our proven method of onboarding patients with chronic conditions with a team of specialists. It continues with our high-end assortment of connected devices, like scales, glucose meters, and more, along with our custom easy-to-use software package. Finally, our care professionals are ready to monitor all chronic patients on a day-to-day basis and are prepared to work with physicians to keep patients healthy. Find out more about Medek RPM’s key customized tools with our core features and proven processes to yield success below.

Other companies tend to onboard you, jam as many patients onto the platform as possible and then move on without any regard to the ongoing performance of the program because more patients for them means more venture capital funding.

We’re a self-funded organic company that’s been in the telemedicine space for a number of years. Our
network has treated millions of patients.

We know that it’s not enough to just get patients signed up — they need to be satisfied with the system. You and they both need to feel that it is a worthwhile and irreplaceable part of their care.


Medek RPM Process vs. Other RPM Vendors

Medek RPM can help you throughout the lifespan of your RPM program with every aspect while other RPM companies are only concerned with adding patients to increase their bottom line. Medek RPM prioritizes your patients’ experience and health.

Questions for Competitors

Before you sign up with another Remote Patient Monitoring company be sure to ask them some questions:


Do you provide full service patient care, onboarding and billing teams / services?

Is the entirety of your company and technology that has access to sensitive patient data based entirely within the United States?

If a patient has problems with a device or isn’t taking their measurements will a human being reach out or will you try to text and email an 82 year old grandmother?

Do you rely solely on computer programs and artificial intelligence to spot trends or do you have a human element to your solution that understands the nuances of every patient? Can your AI develop a personal relationship with these patients and make them feel happy and cared for on a day-by-day basis?

After I sign up with your program, what is your vested interest in making sure that it operates smoothly, that my patients stay compliant, and that I understand the intricacies of running a remote patient monitoring program? Are you signing me up to become a partner or so that you can increase your bottom line to look good to Silicon valley investors?

Testimonials

“This gives me so much peace of mind knowing someone is watching my mother’s blood sugar.’”

Yvonne P.

Daughter of Patient

“I loved the quick response to my low blood pressure reading.”

Brian H.

Patient

“The support staff is amazing. “

Kenneth W.

Patient

Ready to Learn More about Medek RPM?

Contact us today to discuss how remote patient monitoring can have a profound impact on your patient’s health and the revenue of your practice.