Remote Patient Monitoring: Navigating Reimbursement Changes, Privacy and Security Risk, Ensuring Compliance

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will guide healthcare counsel on remote patient monitoring (RPM). The panel will examine reimbursement issues and how the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule, as well as other recent changes, impact the landscape for RPM reimbursement. The panel will also address challenges of RPM, such as privacy and security, and will discuss compliance considerations.

Description

The CMS 2020 final rule with changes to RPM went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The changes were highly anticipated by many who wanted to have more clarity for RPM services. Now RPM can be provided "incident to" under general supervision, thereby making it less burdensome for providers to furnish RPM services. An "incident to" service is defined by CMS as a service performed under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional and billed to Medicare in the name of that professional.

Those utilizing RPM must ensure they comply with licensure, the scope of practice, and other requirements to be eligible for reimbursement. Further, patient monitoring has historically been set up in healthcare facilities, while RPM and the associated monitoring equipment is deployed in the patient's home. This difference presents risks. Wireless networks, platforms, and devices are susceptible to being hacked, allowing access to sensitive health information.

As healthcare provider organizations seek to invest in and utilize RPM solutions, particularly as patients have become accustomed to remote care during the pandemic, they should consider the risks and compliance challenges to RPM, as well as understanding the reimbursement landscape.

Listen as our authoritative panel of healthcare attorneys examines reimbursement and how the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule, as well as other changes, impact the landscape for RPM. The panel will also address the challenges of RPM, such as privacy and security, as well as compliance considerations.

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Outline

  1. Reimbursement
  2. Risks
    1. Privacy
    2. Security
  3. Compliance considerations
    1. Licensure
    2. Scope of practice

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How has reimbursement for RPM changed under the 2020 Fee Schedule and what should we anticipate for 2021?
  • What are the privacy and security risks associated with RPM?
  • What steps should healthcare providers take to ensure compliance with RPM requirements?

Faculty

Burke, Rebecca
Rebecca L. Burke

Counsel
Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville

Ms. Burke’s practice encompasses a broad range of regulatory, fraud and abuse, and reimbursement issues that...  |  Read More

Welch, Sidney
Sidney S. Welch

Office Managing Partner, Healthcare
Akerman

Ms. Welch is a nationally recognized strategic advisor to large specialty physician practices and associations and...  |  Read More

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