2019 brought us three new CPT® codes and a revised existing code for remote monitoring and treatment. Here are the four active codes. Two of them have no physician wRVUs.
Medical practices can use these devices to monitor a patient’s health metrics, assess chronic conditions and make treatment changes. However, starting these services will require time and money, and equipment.
|Code||Description||2021 wRVU||Total National
|Total National facility RVUs|
|99453||Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (eg, weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial; set-up and patient education on use of equipment||0.00||0.55||NA|
|99454||device(s) supply with daily recording(s) or programmed alert(s) transmission, each 30 days||0.00||1.81||NA|
|99091||Collection and interpretation of physiologic data (eg, ECG, blood pressure, glucose monitoring) digitally stored and/or transmitted by the patient and/or caregiver to the physician or other qualified health care professional, qualified by education, training, licensure/regulation (when applicable) requiring a minimum of 30 minutes of time, each 30 days||1.10||1.63||1.63|
|99457||Remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services, 20 minutes or more of clinical staff/physician/ other qualified health care professional time in a calendar month requiring interactive communication with the patient/caregiver during the month, first 20 minutes||0.61||1.46||0.91|
|99458||Remote physiologic monitoring each additional 20 minutes||0.61||1.18||0.91|
|99474||separate self-measurements of two readings one minute apart, twice daily over a 30-day period (minimum of 12 readings), collection of data reported by the patient and/or caregiver to the physician or other qualified health care professional, with report of average systolic and diastolic pressures and subsequent communication of a treatment plan to the patient||0.18||0.43||0.24|
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