What are Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Services?

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) services are provided by your physician and care team to monitor your health data such as blood pressure, weight, glucose or other health information through interactive communication. This helps keep you healthier and prevents hospital admissions or other adverse health events. Early intervention is the best method to prevent critical events before they occur. CCIQ’s automated system effectively promotes fast and secure remote communication between you and your care team.

Why Should I Consent to RPM Services?

Patients who participate in an RPM program benefit from proactive monitoring or oversight of their health, including vitals and general well-being. Your physician may recommend the program for you in order to:

  • Help prevent or reduce hospitalizations and adverse health events
  • Provide you better access to care
  • Strengthen your relationship with your doctor and provide additional care management and support

What Does This Do For Me as a Patient?

Besides building a closer relationship with your healthcare team, this program also:

  • Provides regular health status updates to your doctor
  • Offers in-between visit communication and helps prevent unnecessary in-office doctor visits
  • Remotely monitors and tracks changes in your health condition(s) over time

How is Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Different From Chronic Care Management (CCM)?

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) services include the monitoring and review of patient health data via interactive communication with a patient or caregiver. These services are often provided to patients who are elderly or have chronic health conditions that require frequent oversight or management.

Chronic Care Management (CCM) services include care planning, care coordination, and care management for patients who have two or more chronic conditions, which place the patient at significant health risk. This service allows care teams to provide extra assistance for patients with certain types of care management activities such as medication management, telephone communication, patient education and support, and coordination and exchange of health information with other practitioners and health care professionals.

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