How MonitAir enables remote patient monitoring (RPM)

All-in-one platform

MonitAir integrates and risk-stratifies your patients’ respiratory data in one convenient FDA-registered platform.

Coordinated care

Your clinical staff can perform separately billable RPM services under general supervision. (Subject to compliance with applicable billing and coverage requirements.)

Interactive communication

On-demand, interactive communication with your patients including SMS, audio, and video call.

Time-
tracking

Keep track of time spent monitoring each patient on a monthly basis.

Simplified reporting

Document changes to your patients’ care plans.

Aims of RPM

Manage patients with chronic sleep and respiratory conditions like sleep apnea and COPD

Monitor data to make personalized treatment recommendations

Stay more connected with patients and caregivers

Improve adherence while preventing exacerbations of chronic medical conditions

Increase access by reducing barriers such as appointment wait times and travel to maximize the number of patients that can be cared for by a single provider

Evidence for RPM in Sleep and Respiratory care

Patients assigned to a multimodal telehealth arm had statistically- significant improvement in adherence to PAP therapy and subsequent improvement in hypersomnia and quality of life.

(Pepín, et al., Chest, 2019)

The remote monitoring of respiratory signals from PAP therapy can be used as an early warning system to predict exacerbations of underlying chronic comorbidities including heart failure, COPD, and asthma.

(Schmickl et al., JCSM, 2019)

Future directions of RPM in sleep and respiratory care look to integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning to “identify PAP adherence and mask fit difficulties, triggering self-management interventions that may empower patients to optimize treatment adherence.”

(Goldstein et al., JCSM, 2020)

CPT Billing Codes and Reimbursement for RPM

CPT Code 99453

Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (e.g, weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial; set-up and patient education on use of equipment

Billable once at time of setup.
CPT Code 99454

Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (eg, weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial; device(s) supply with daily recording(s) or programmed alert(s) transmission, each 30 days.

Billable once every 30 days.
CPT Code 99457

Remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services, 20 minutes or more of clinical staff/physician/other qualified healthcare professional time in a calendar month requiring interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the month.

Billable once per calendar month.
CPT Code 99458

Reported in conjunction with 99457 to report each additional 20 minutes of time spent after the initial 20 minutes of clinical staff/physician/other qualified healthcare professional time in a calendar month.

Billable for every additional 20 minutes per calendar month.

NOTE: CPT(c) codes and code descriptions are copywrite materials belonging to the American Medical Association. All reimbursement amounts are estemates and subject to change. Reimbursement for RPM services is subject to the billing provider satisfying the billing and coverage requirements for each code. MonitAir does not and cannot guarantee reimbursement for any item or service billed by its customers.