You Took the First Step, Now What?
Let’s start with all those nice senior citizens home bound and afraid to come to your office. Don’t wait for them to have a stroke, heart attack or other emergency. Move beyond telemedicine and get them on remote patient monitoring.
Medicare wants you to take care of them remotely. The more frequent the contact the more likely they are to feel connected and engaged in their health. So much so that they have relaxed the rules making it easier for you to get reimbursed for your time. Check out the reimbursement page for details. That is why Remote Patient Monitoring is the next step.
The Next Steps Beyond Telemedicine
Step 1: View RPM as a new profit center for the practice. Assign a staff person to the project. They are responsible for the entire program even though they won’t be doing everything.
Step 2. You need a Telemedicine platform that includes RPM coding, billing support, links the device readings, allows for messages and surveys, displays Alerts, allows scheduled calls, has a to do function, records nutrition and even has an activities for daily living function. That’s VitalCare.
Step 3. Find a reliable source for bluetooth monitoring devices such as a blood pressure cuff, pulse oximeter and weight scale which handles about 90% of your chronic patients. Again the answer is VitalCare because their devices are paired easily to the tablet or smartphone.
Step 4. Decide if you have the staff time to monitor the patient’s signs and make the monthly phone calls. Or have an outside chronic care management agency provide the support. Have them do it on a split of the reimbursement. Like the service we work with does.
Step 5. Your vendor representatives should be on top of the market and changes. They should have the latest technologies to help keep you on top of the game. That’s Telemedical Partners! You are half way there. Right now, Telemedicine is helping solve the basic communication with your patients. But there is so much more you can do. We are here to help you get started and taking care of your RPM business from soup to nuts. We provide a truly turnkey solution. Give us a call today! 800-940-7113