Recent clarification allows auxiliary personnel to provide remote patient monitoring.
Remote patient monitoring companies that were patiently waiting a change regarding incident to billing were pleased when the March 2019 announcement was released. The announcement was a technical correction released by CMS which clarified that remote patient monitoring under CPT code 99457 may be provided by auxiliary personnel, and “incident to” the billing practitioner’s professional services. This white paper reviews what incident to billing is and what this correction allows.
Nathaniel (Nate) Lacktman is a partner and health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is the chair of the firm’s Telemedicine Industry Team and co-chair of the firm’s Digital Health Work Group. He advises health care providers and technology companies on business arrangements, compliance, and corporate matters, with particular attention to telehealth, digital health, and health innovation. His approach to practicing law emphasizes strategic counseling, creative business modeling, and fresh approaches to realize clients' ambitious and innovative goals.
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