Start taking advantage of Remote Patient Monitoring codes to grow your preventative health services and achieve better care while reducing burden on staff.
Achieve Readiness for Your Chronic Care Telehealth Program
Find out how you can lay the foundations for a successful telehealth Chronic Care Management program with CEO Ajay Gehlot, MD, MBA of CareConnect Health–one of the largest primary care providers in the state of Georgia. We will discuss:
Is Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Worth It?
Chronically ill patients in the US account for 76% of all physician visits. Studies have shown that remote patient monitoring improves patient self-management and leads to earlier interventions. It can also reduce emergency hospital visits by 30%.
What Kind of RPM Services Does CMS Cover?
With the technology improvements, Medicare has increasingly endorsed the use of patient monitoring services. In 2015, it first added Chronic Care Management (CCM) codes to reimburse clinicians for using remote patient monitoring technology to manage chronically ill patients with 2+ chronic conditions. In 2020, it added new codes to expand coverage of remote patient monitoring (RPM) services for a wider range of patients. Most recently, in November 2022, it added reimbursement codes for Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM), allowing physicians to be reimbursed for the collection of non-physiological data such as for medication adherence and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Ajay Gehlot, MD, MBA is the Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director of CareConnect Health. He has been the driving force at CareConnect Health in adopting Technology to improve access, quality, and performance of healthcare services. His vision and strategy to transform health care through technology is to keep the patients at the center of any innovation, and take into account the human nature and physicality of both patients and providers.
CareConnect Health is one of the largest primary health care providers in state of Georgia, providing comprehensive primary care services in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, Dentistry, and Behavioral Health. Under his leadership and direction, CareConnect Health grew from 3 primary care offices in 2005 to 41 Primary care offices in 2021, while simultaneously delivering high quality health care services.
Dr. Gehlot serves as a Board of Director for Georgia Primary Care Association, and serves as member of Peach State Health Provider Advisory Group, Peach State Health Quality Improvement Advisory Council, and Georgia State office of Rural Health and Primary Care.