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Remote Physiologic Monitoring

Topic: Remote Monitoring

Sponsor: Corcoran Consulting Group

Updated: 10/17/2022

Corcoran Consulting Group

There are four primary physiological parameters or vitals signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate (respiratory rate). Other human physiological parameters, including weight, blood sugar, blood oxygen saturation, and various electrophysiological signals, represent the operation of a human body and are useful as reference values in human health monitoring.

This FAQ addresses the following:

  1. Why measure physiologic parameters?
  2. When is remote monitoring of physiologic parameters indicated?
  3. When is RPM reasonable and necessary?
  4. What are the minimum requirements for RPM?
  5. How is the initial set-up and patient education on use of software reported?
  6. What are treatment management services within RPM?
  7. How are treatment management services reported?
  8. Are there any other CPT codes for RPM?
  9. How is RPM documented?
  10. Can RPM be combined with other services?