Episode 6

Telemedicine and Remote Patient Monitoring in the COVID19 Era


March 20th, 2020

1 hr 10 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

Alex and Amy discuss telemedicine and RPM (remote patient monitoring) in the COVID-19 Era. Medicare has published new rules for telemedicine to help cope with the novel coronavirus epidemic. Medicare also published new rules for RPM that went live Jan 1 of 2020. These rules create valuable opportunities for medical providers, especially with COVID-19 quarantine and isolation requirements.
We discuss:
appreciation for our emergency medicine colleagues
original medicare telemedicine telemedicine requirements
Medicare telemedicine geography requirement
Medicare telemedicine originating site requirement
COVID19 Medicare telemedicine reimbursement updates
HHS won't audit preexisting relationship rule, but what about MACs?
Provider licensure requirements for telemedicine
Fee for service telemedicine billing guide
Home health telemedicine
RPM (Remote Patient Monitoring) COVID19
Connection between real estate tax code and healthcare opportunities
Why is Medicare paying for RPM
How does remote monitoring work
Alex's Concierge Medicine RPM article
How much does RPM pay
Medicare eVisit non-face-to-face encounters
Role of RPM with addressing loneliness in seniors
Some states' Medicaid programs pay for RPM
Kudos to Dr. Blake McKinney from CirrusMD
Telemedicine pictures need to be treated like radiology films
Accuhealth RPM website
Email us at amy@masteringmedicare.net or alex@masteringmedicare.net for our RPM Workbook