Initial Remote Physiologic Monitoring Treatment Management

Remote patient monitoring is an integral aspect of modern healthcare, demanding precise coding to capture the comprehensive nature of monitoring services. CPT code 99476 designates self-measured blood pressure using a device validated for clinical accuracy, qualified by a minimum of two readings each separated by two minutes or more. This code is applied when healthcare providers engage in remote patient monitoring for self-measured blood pressure, utilizing devices validated for clinical accuracy with a minimum of two readings separated by two minutes or more.

Details

CPT code:

99476

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Inpatient Neonatal Intensive Care Services and Pediatric and Neonatal Critical Care Services

Type:

Inpatient Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care

In the landscape of remote patient monitoring, 99476 plays a crucial role, representing the monitoring of self-measured blood pressure using clinically validated devices. Healthcare providers utilize this code when implementing remote monitoring services, ensuring accurate documentation of efforts in the comprehensive assessment of patients' blood pressure.

Under what category does Initial Remote Physiologic Monitoring Treatment Management fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Initial Remote Physiologic Monitoring Treatment Management?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Prolonged clinical staff service (the service beyond the typical service time) in the office or outpatient setting, direct patient contact with physician supervision; each additional 30 minutes.

Documentation

Remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (e.g., weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial set-up, and patient education on the use of equipment. Document the remote monitoring equipment set-up, patient education provided, and the monitored physiologic parameters. (each additional 20 minutes)

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