1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  2. General RPM Industry Questions

What is the definition of Remote Patient Monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring, frequently called “RPM,” uses connected devices to monitor your patients’ health between office visits.

Remote patient monitoring, frequently called “RPM,” uses connected devices to monitor your patients’ health between office visits.  This provides your practice with increased data on your patients’ health and the opportunity to provide continuous, remote care.  RPM is a proactive approach to healthcare that drives preventative interventions, improved outcomes, and higher patient engagement

 

To qualify as an RPM program, your practice must:

  • Collect patient consent and an order from a Qualified Healthcare Professional
  • Utilize devices, such as blood pressure cuffs, weight scales, glucometers, etc., that are defined by the FDA as a medical device
  • Collect physiologic data such as blood pressure, weight, blood sugar, etc. that is automatically transmitted to your RPM software
  • Monitor the data with clinical staff, subject to state law


Additional requirements exist to bill specific CPT® codes.