What is Remote Therapeutic Monitoring? (RTM)

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By Matt Jurek DPT, CSCS
RTM Specialist

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In today’s ever-changing healthcare landscape, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for physiotherapy providers. One revolutionary advancement that has transformed patient care is Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM). In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the key aspects of RTM, including its benefits, codes, software requirements, and the potential it holds for both patients and healthcare providers.

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What is Remote Therapeutic Monitoring?

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Remote Therapeutic Monitoring involves leveraging technology to remotely monitor and manage patients’ health conditions. By collecting real-time data, analyzing it, and providing interventions without the need for in-person visits, RTM empowers patients to actively participate in their own care from the comfort of their homes.

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Key Billing Codes for RTM

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.21.0″ _module_preset=”default” global_colors_info=”{}”]In the United States, to facilitate reimbursement for RTM services, specific codes have been established. These codes include:[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.21.0″ _module_preset=”default” global_colors_info=”{}”]

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The Benefits of RTM

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”4.21.0″ _module_preset=”default” global_colors_info=”{}”]Several factors can influence exercise adherence to HEPs in physical therapy. Some of the key benefits include:

Improved Patient Compliance: Adherence to an HEP also prevents setbacks and re-injury, while helping to both maintain progress made during therapy sessions

Enhanced Patient Engagement: Real-time monitoring and personalized feedback through RTM empower patients to take control of their health, increasing their engagement in the treatment process.

Improved Time and Cost Savings: RTM reduces the need for frequent in-person visits, saving patients time and minimizing travel costs. It also enables healthcare providers to streamline their workflows and optimize their time, ultimately leading to increased efficiency.

Enhanced Patient Engagement: Real-time monitoring and personalized feedback through RTM empower patients to take control of their health, increasing their engagement in the treatment process.

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e-Guide: RTM 101
Increasing Patient Satisfaction &
Clinic Reimbursement with Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM)

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Choosing the Right Software

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FDA Approval:

Ensure that the software and any wearable devices associated with RTM have the necessary approvals from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Integration and Features:

Look for software that integrates seamlessly with electronic medical record (EMR) systems and offers features such as tracking exercise progress, providing patient reminders, and enabling easy communication between patients and healthcare providers.

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Compliance Tracking:

The software should have the ability to track patient compliance with exercise programs, device usage, and interaction with the RTM system, facilitating accurate billing and reporting.

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Checklist to Get Started with RTM

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Physiotec’s Remote Therapeutic Monitoring solution is available as part of our Enterprise HEP subscription.

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