2019 brings us three new CPT codes and a revised existing code for remote monitoring and treatment. Here are the four active codes. Two of them have no physician wRVUs.
Medical practices can use these devices to monitor a patient’s health metrics, assess chronic conditions and make treatment changes. However, starting these services will require time and money, and equipment.
|Code||Description||wRVU||Total non- facility RVUs||Total facility RVUs|
|# ● 99453||Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (eg, weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial; set-up and patient education on use of equipment||0||0.54||0.54|
|# ● 99454||device(s) supply with daily recording(s) or programmed alert(s) transmission, each 30 days||0||1.78||1.78|
|# 99091||Collection and interpretation of physiologic data (eg, ECG, blood pressure, glucose monitoring) digitally stored and/or transmitted by the patient and/or caregiver to the physician or other qualified health care professional, qualified by education, training, licensure/regulation (when applicable) requiring a minimum of 30 minutes of time, each 30 days||1.1||1.62||1.62|
|# ● 99457||Remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services, 20 minutes or more of clinical staff/physician/ other qualified health care professional time in a calendar month requiring interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the month||0.61||1.43||0.90|
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