August 08, 2019

CMS Proposes Changes to Remote Patient Monitoring Under 2020 Physician Fee Schedule

Last week, CMS released the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule that contained, among many other items, two changes applicable to Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) services eligible for Medicare reimbursement. Under the proposed rule, RPM services may be delivered under general supervision, and a new add-on code was proposed for those patients who receive more than twenty minutes per month of RPM services.  These new developments are intended to continue to expand digital healthcare and to provide clarity for RPM codes that were created at the beginning of 2019. CMS will accept comments on the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule until September 27, 2019.