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AMA Supports Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth in 2020 CPT Codes

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-mHealth Intelligence

Remote patient monitoring and telehealth play prominently in the 2020 CPT codes unveiled this month by the American Medical Association.

Among the 248 new codes added to the list for the coming year, the AMA has created six for online digital evaluation services, or e-visits, in which care providers can connect with patients at home to exchange information. Three codes – 99421, 99422 and 99423 – relate to patient-initiated digital communication provided by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional, while three others – 98970, 98971 and 98972 – focus on communications with a “non-physician healthcare professional.”

The new codes represent a continuing trend toward RPM services, as hospitals and health systems look to extend care to the home or other non-traditional settings and collaborate with patients and other care providers on care management.

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