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5 easy steps to earn up to $325 a month per patient with QardioArm

5 easy steps to earn up to $325 a month per patient with QardioArm

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established reimbursement for remote patient monitoring (RPM) services using Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes. Coding medical services and procedures enable healthcare professionals to streamline reporting, increase accuracy and efficiency, and earn extra revenues. The use of a qualified monitoring medical device, such as QardioArm, coupled with the transmission of its data via a remote patient monitoring service, such as QardioMD, can earn physicians up to $325* a month.

 

Follow these 5 easy steps to earn with QardioArm:

 

1. A patient with known hypertension presents for an in-office visit and medication refill. Physician takes 15 minutes to evaluate the patient in-office (CPT code 99213: $76) and after a further 25 minutes, subsequently determines the patient has uncontrolled hypertension and decides to change the medication therapy. (CPT code 99225: $74)

2. The physician determines the patient would benefit from remote monitoring, and the patient verbally consents. The physician enrolls the patient onto Qardio’s remote patient monitoring solution, QardioMD. QardioMD has a built-in billing feature, which automatically tracks the time physicians and QHCPs spend on each patient, to improve efficiency and to reduce unnecessary audit errors.

3. The physician/nurse/medical assistant dispenses a wireless blood pressure monitor, QardioArm, to the patient and trains them how to use it. (CPT code 99453: $19)

4. The patient goes home with the QardioArm and takes a blood pressure measurement with it. (CPT code 99454: $63)** The physician uses QardioMD to view and analyze the patient’s blood pressure results for a minimum of 20 minutes. The physician also communicates with the patient either via phone or video call. (CPT code 99457: $52)

5. The physician decides to spend an additional 20 minutes monitoring the patient via QardioMD and communicating with the patient via phone or video call that same month. (CPT code 99458: $42)

 

 

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*Actual figure may vary depending on actions the physician and patient takes. All figures are non-facility prices, rounded to the nearest dollar.

**Requires a minimum of 16 patient measurements.

 

Source:
American Medical Association