Remote Monitoring Setup

CPT code 99453 designates prolonged services in the inpatient setting, requiring direct patient contact beyond the usual service time. This code is applied when healthcare providers engage in prolonged face-to-face time with inpatients, extending beyond the typical duration of E/M services.

Details

CPT code:

99453

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Non-Face-to-Face Services

Type:

Digitally Stored Data Services/Remote Physiologic Monitoring

99453 holds significance in the landscape of E/M services, representing prolonged services in the inpatient setting. Healthcare providers utilize this code when engaging in prolonged face-to-face time with inpatients, extending beyond the usual duration of E/M services. Its use ensures accurate documentation of efforts in providing extended care during patient encounters in the inpatient setting.

Under what category does Remote Monitoring Setup fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Remote Monitoring Setup?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Prolonged preventive service(s) (beyond the typical service time of the primary procedure) in the emergency department.

Documentation

Prolonged service in the inpatient or observation setting, requiring direct patient contact beyond the usual service; first hour. Document the prolonged service, including the start and end times, and describe the specific activities or discussions that required the additional time.

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