Remote Patient Monitoring, or RPM, is the use of physiologic monitors that report data back to the physician’s office. These devices allow for closer tracking of crucial changes in a patient’s well-being. Both drastic changes and gradual changes can be identified faster with the use of these tools, which allows for quicker and more successful interventions in most cases.
CMS has recognized the utility of the Remote Patient Monitoring programs that extend care into the home. As of 1/1/2021, auxiliary personnel, including contracted employees, are authorized to provide RPM services incident to the billing practitioner’s services and under their supervision.