Just another piece in the telehealth puzzle, Remote Patient Monitoring, or RPM, is adding to the patient/provider relationship. New CPT codes 99453, 99454, and 99457 allow for reimbursement of services providers can utilize to manage and coordinate care at home. Best yet, code 99457 can be reported by clinical staff such as RN’s and medical assistants.
99453: Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (eg, weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial; set-up and patient education on use of equipment.
99454: Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (eg, weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial; device(s) supply with daily recording(s) or programmed alert(s) transmission, each 30 days.
99457: Remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services, 20 minutes or more of clinical staff/physician/other qualified healthcare professional time in a calendar month requiring interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the month.