CMS tweaks CPT code for remote monitoring, giving mHealth a boost

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has tweaked its new CPS code for remote patient monitoring, giving healthcare providers a little more leeway in using mHealth for care management and coordination.

In a technical correction issued on March 14, CMS announced that CPT code 99457, which covers “remote physiologic monitoring treatment management services,” can now be conducted by auxiliary personnel “incident to” the billing practitioner’s professional services.

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