Remote Physiologic Monitoring Initial, 20+ min

Remote patient monitoring is an essential aspect of modern healthcare, requiring precise coding to capture the comprehensive nature of monitoring services. CPT code 99474 designates the remote monitoring of physiologic parameter(s) (e.g., weight, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, respiratory flow rate), initial setup and patient education on the use of equipment. This code is applied when healthcare providers engage in remote monitoring of physiologic parameters, including the initial setup and patient education on equipment usage.

Details

CPT code:

99474

Category:

Category I

Section:

Evaluation and Management (E/M)

Specialty:

Non-Face-to-Face Services

Type:

Digitally Stored Data Services/Remote Physiologic Monitoring

Within the realm of remote patient monitoring, 99474 holds significance as a code representing the initial setup and patient education for the remote monitoring of physiologic parameters. Healthcare providers utilize this code when implementing remote monitoring services, ensuring accurate documentation of efforts in setting up monitoring equipment and educating patients on its use.

Under what category does Remote Physiologic Monitoring Initial, 20+ min fall?

Category I

What is the billing unit for Remote Physiologic Monitoring Initial, 20+ min?

Per Encounter

Modifiers

-

Clinical use

Prolonged evaluation and management service before and/or after the usual service, in the inpatient setting, requiring direct patient contact beyond the usual service.

Documentation

Self-measured blood pressure using a device validated for clinical accuracy; 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 or caregiver to the physician or other qualified healthcare professional, qualified by education, training, licensure/registration/accreditation, and facility privileging, who will then report a minimum of 12 days of data collected and transmitted by the patient and/or caregiver to the physician or other qualified healthcare professional, qualified by education, training, licensure/registration/accreditation, and facility privileging. Document the specific data collection process, the number of readings obtained, and the interpretation of the data.

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