emocha CEO Sebastian Seiguer writes about the future of remote patient monitoring (RPM) and the changes in regulation driving its adoption. While reimbursement for RPM has traditionally lagged behind reimbursement for live video and store-and-forward technology, the past few years have seen a dramatic increase in RPM reimbursement. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, regulators further loosened restrictions and rules on reimbursement, such as expanding RPM codes for Medicare, and individual states have expanded reimbursement and waived requirements. Lawmakers, providers, and payers have signaled a willingness to make permanent some of these changes to telehealth and RPM regulation, as the pandemic has proven RPM’s value to patients and providers alike in making high-quality care more accessible. 

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