May 18, 2022

Remote Patient Monitoring Benefits Beyond Reimbursement

Jean Michaels
May 18, 2022
min read

Many clinics and physicians have started researching remote patient monitoring because it’s an easy way to increase revenue while providing additional support for their patients. With data-driven interventions and chronic care management (CCM) tools, Welby helps providers unlock more options for reimbursement. Of course, remote monitoring must make financial sense for your clinic, but we believe revenue decisions should always come second to patient care.

Luckily, Welby Health facilitates RPM outcomes that make billing departments, patients, and healthcare providers happy:

  • Increase Engagement and Compliance
  • Remote patient monitoring gives patients the knowledge, skills, and confidence to better manage their health. By the end of an RPM study, 67% of patients increased activation scores. This shift in willingness and aptitude can transform the provider’s ability to provide adequate care.
  • Welby takes a proactive approach to target and tracking patient compliance within 60 to 90 days.

  • Decrease BMI, HbA1c, and Blood Pressure
  • While the national average for Medicare PPO patients maintaining HbA1c levels of <8.0% is less than 65%, the Welby program targets compliance levels above 80%. Our RN health coaches educate patients about behavior modification, diet, and exercise with lower medication costs for longer-lasting results.
  • Monitoring data also shows broad improvements for patients with hypertension. For example, Welby has successfully helped 65% of our Medicare PPO patients reduce and maintain blood pressure levels of <140/90.
  • A 2018 study found that 67% of RPM patients were able to decrease HbA1c levels and 58% reduced BMI. Consistent biometric data tracking is one of the most potent tools for diabetic interventions. The same study reported that the top 95% of biometric data uploaders were more likely to reduce their HbA1c levels to <9.0% by the end of the RPM program.

  • Increase Biometric Data
  • Biometric data is also precious for providers and patients. RPM tools can track A1c, blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein, microalbumin, weight, heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, blood sugar, electrocardiograms, and medication compliance with accurate device implementation and education.

  • Decrease Waiting Time
  • Vitals' most recent annual report found that 20% of patients changed doctors because of long wait times. Across the United States, the average patient has to wait nearly 20 minutes to see a physician. And that’s after an average 12-day wait to make appointments.
  • This slow process translates into millions of dollars in wasted time. Plus, missed or delayed appointments and lengthy callback times can undermine your chronic care management program. RPM tools unlock more direct access to healthcare professionals without waiting or spending time commuting to the clinic.

  • Increase Positive Outcomes
  • A team of five researchers conducted a systematic review of 272 remote patient monitoring studies in 2020 when virtual case management and RPM technology were gaining traction. Every reviewed article tested RPM outcomes against a control group with a high level of evidence.
  • 76.8% of remote patient monitoring trials achieved positive results, and researchers concluded that telemonitoring maximizes patient care with more effective treatments.

Are you ready to achieve your remote monitoring results? Get in touch with a member of our staff to discover if Welby Health virtual case management is a good fit for your clinic. Let’s explore the financial advantages and patient benefits that go beyond reimbursement.

Jean Michaels
11 Jan 2022
5 min read

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