Renal Disease patient population leads hospital admissions among chronic diseases. Utilizing Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) can improve outcomes for Early Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
In 2016, chronic kidney disease care and end stage renal disease (ESRD) care in Medicare cost over $79 billion and $35 billion respectively, or 20% of overall healthcare expenditures. With the highest risk of hospitalization, ESRD patients are being admitted more often than conditions of heart failure, pulmonary disease and cancer. However, given advances in telemedicine technology and remote monitoring tools, providers now have increased abilities to manage ESRD and intervene before hospital admissions. Recognizing this opportunity, CMS has expanded access to Medicare telehealth services to better support patients and the physicians providing care. In this article, we will discuss how to use virtual visits and remote monitoring to improve outcomes of patients and the billing for these encounters.
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Empowers Continuity of Care:
Virtual Visits improve patient experience and prevent adverse healthcare events:
How Virtual Visits and Remote Monitoring Also Expand Revenue Streams:
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