Remote Therapeutic Monitoring

Patient data collected through Persona IQ and/or mymobility may be utilized by physicians to help meet the criteria for billing monthly Remote Therapeutic Monitoring services for their patients.

WHAT IS REMOTE THERAPEUTIC MONITORING?

Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) services monitor health conditions, including musculoskeletal system status, respiratory system status, therapy (medication) adherence, and therapy (medication) response. RTM is intended for the management of patients utilizing medical devices that collect non-physiological data.1,2 The data can be self-reported as well as digitally uploaded.3

 

WHAT ARE THE RTM REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONA IQ AND mymobility?

RTM services can be billed once during a 30-day period/calendar month, as long as at least 16 days of data was collected from the medical device. Providers must provide at least 20 minutes of RTM services (e.g., reading and interpreting data/reports, changing care plans, communicating with the patient, documenting the RTM information and services) and have at least one interactive communication with the patient/caregiver within the calendar month.2

RTM services may be provided by physicians, qualified healthcare professionals (QHP) and other clinical staff under “incident to” regulations.1,2  RTM services require direct supervision when billing incident to the physician’s or QHP’s professional services.3

Both mymobility and Persona IQ are registered and defined as medical devices by the FDA, allowing physicians to provide and bill for RTM services when all clinical work and billing requirements are met.1

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Need Additional Information? Contact Zimmer Biomet’s Reimbursement Hotline by calling 866-946-0444 or via email at Reimbursement@zimmerbiomet.com.