Frequently Asked Questions
RPM involves the collection and analysis of patient physiologic data that are used to develop and manage a treatment plan related to a chronic and/or acute health illness or condition
RPM services can be provided to any patient for which remotely collecting and analyzing physiologic data could benefit managing a patient’s condition.
Remote focus incorporates mainly cellular devices that has “built in” cellular service. So the patients have no need to worry about internet or cellular service. Remote focus covers the cost and even provides free tablets to eligible patients.
Blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter, glucometer, weight scale, thermometer, and spirometer
The electronic devices transmit patient physiologic data applicable to the chronic conditions of the patient. The measurements collected include blood pressure/ heart rate, oxygen saturation, blood sugar levels, temperature and weight.
Data must be recorded for at least 16 days over a 30-day period
Diseases include hypertension, COPD, congestive heart failure, obesity and weight management, diabetes, etc.
- Empowering patients and keeping them healthy
- Reducing health care delivery costs
- Reducing hospitalizations
- Real-time monitoring allows the clinician to provide preventative care, rather than reactive care. This leads to improved patient outcomes and value-based care.
CCM is non-face-to-face care coordination services done outside of the regular office visit for patients with multiple (two or more) chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months or until the death of the patient, and that place the patient at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline.
Patients with two or more chronic conditions
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid)
- Atrial Fibrillation
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Heart failure
- Ischemic heart disease
CCM is a critical component of care that contributes to better health outcomes and well-being for individuals and builds patient loyalty and trust. CCM offers more centralized management of patient needs and extensive care coordination among clinicians, thereby reducing hassles for clinicians, and the patients and caregivers. CCM ensures continuity of care as the assigned CM acts as an intermediary between the patient and the physician. CCM services help improve efficiency, improve patient satisfaction and compliance by engaging them in their treatment plans, thereby decreasing hospitalizations and emergency department visits.