Improve patient outcomes with Remote Therapeutic Monitoring
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About Remote Therapeutic Monitoring
Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) is a CMS reimbursed method of monitoring your respiratory patients between their clinical visits. Digital technologies enable tracking of therapies — such as medication use and adherence — beyond the walls of the clinic. The new RTM codes went into effect January 1, 2022 and expand upon existing Remote Physiological Monitoring (RPM) codes.1
Continuous medication monitoring through RTM provides objective visibility between visits, helping you identify patients at risk for an exacerbation and prompt timely interventions.
Benefits of RTM with Propeller
Propeller provides clear data on your patients’ medication adherence, a leading indicator of quality outcomes.
Monitor your patient panel and make informed treatment decisions for your most challenging patients using objective insights
Boost efficiency through enhanced care coordination
Engage your patients in managing their condition through routine monitoring and empower them with data about their medication use
The Propeller Solution
Give your RTM program an edge with Propeller
Inhaler Sensor &
Propeller sensors and hubs work together to collect patient medication adherence data and seamlessly feed information to you.
View rescue use and controller adherence data for each patient in your panel and get alerted to those who may be at risk for exacerbations with notifications.
Patients can view their adherence data, download reports and view educational content to help them manage their disease.
Remote monitoring programs are proven to improve health outcomes
Reduced Rescue Inhaler Usage
Reductions in rescue inhaler use may indicate more days without symptoms and a better quality of life.
At 12 months of use, Propeller users saw2:
absolute improvement in rescue inhaler-free days
reduction in mean rescue inhaler puffs per day
reduction in nighttime rescue inhaler use
Quality improvement program
190 Medicare-eligible adults with COPD
2. Chen et al. Passive Monitoring of Short-Acting Beta-Agonist Use via Digital Platform in Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Quality Improvement Retrospective Analysis. JMIR Form Res 2019
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How to bill for RTM*
|HCPCS||Description||2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) national payment amount.|
|98975||Remote therapeutic monitoring (e.g. respiratory system status, musculoskeletal system status, therapy adherence and therapy response); initial set-up and patient education on use of equipment||$19|
|98976||Remote therapeutic monitoring (e.g. respiratory system status, musculoskeletal system status, therapy adherence and therapy response); device(s) supply with scheduled (e.g. daily) recording(s) and/or programmed alert(s) transmission to monitor respiratory system – each 30 days||$56|
|98980||Remote therapeutic monitoring treatment, physician/other qualified health care professional time in a calendar month requiring at least one interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the calendar month – first 20 minutes||$50|
|98981||Remote therapeutic monitoring treatment, physician/other qualified health care professional time in a calendar month requiring at least one interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the calendar month – each additional 20 minutes||$41|
*You must consult your own expert (legal and/or regulatory), before making a decision whether to bill for remote therapeutic monitoring. ResMed and Propeller Health are not responsible for your use of the information provided on this page, and are not liable for any adverse position taken by any private or public insurer with respect to remote therapeutic monitoring.
**Includes the fee schedule amount when a physician performs a procedure in a non-facility setting such as an office. Data sourced from CMS and should be used directionally only.
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1. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, CMS-1751-F (Link: https://www.cms.gov/medicaremedicare-fee-service-paymentphysicianfeeschedpfs-federal-regulation-notices/cms-1751-f)
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