By including remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) codes in the new 2022 Physician Fee Schedule, CMS offers a solution to one of healthcare’s thorniest problems: medication non-adherence.
Hospitalizations and ED visits due to non-adherence cost more than $300 billion a year. The proposed RTM codes allow providers to bill for monitoring medication adherence remotely, i.e. through a mobile app. HealthcareITNews features editor Bill Siwicki recently sat down with emocha Health CEO Sebastian Seiguer to discuss the potential benefits of new Medicare fee-for-service CPT codes to providers and the patients they care for.
Read more about how these codes – initiated in response to COVID-19 – suggest larger transformations in digital health policy.