We could not reach her primary care team for days, and could not get anyone to make referrals, advocate or communicate with her doctor. Throughout the entire experience, I kept thinking if the practice had had robust remote patient programs in any way, this would not have been such an awful, dangerous experience - and I would not have felt complete disillusionment with the healthcare system - and the care she was unable to receive.
Medical practices today are providing excellent health care to their patients under really challenging circumstances. It is harder and harder for practices sometimes to have sufficient staff, systems and support to do everything they want to do.
Today, scalable remote care management is an essential part of medical practices’ growth, improving health outcomes for patients, increasing satisfaction for providers, reaching and caring for more patients - and is key to staying competitive.
The 2023 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rules were just released, and the biggest takeaway is the continued growth of Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) with the expansion of billing to include/allow for general supervision billing.