Medicare Remote Patient Monitoring: CMS Allows “Incident to” Billing
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.