Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) vs Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM), Which Should You Use?

Virtual care is exploding in health care primarily because of the Public Health Emergency.  There is so much buzz right now about the new Remote Therapeutic Management CPT codes. But how do they differ with the Remote patient monitoring code?

With so much growth in virtual patient sector, it is important to explore technology advancements for practitioners wanting to build or expand their own remote patient monitoring program and expand patient care to the patient’s they serve. Many practices are confused as to what is the difference between RPM and RTM?  Both methods allow for measurement and secure transmission of vital data to the practitioner to manage the patient’s health in coordination with their care plan.

This interactive 60 minutes session will include an understanding of the difference between RPM and RTM. Technology requirements along with required transmitted information will be covered along with acceptable communication methods with the patient.  This session will also cover the appropriate CPT codes along with CMS reimbursement for these services.

Learning Objectives

  • Review of physiologic monitoring versus therapeutic monitoring
  • Outline of the RPM and RTM coding and reimbursement rules
  • Review the requirements for interactive communication
  • Develop an understanding of types of devices that qualify as billable under RPM and RTM.
  • Review CMS guidelines for reporting RPM and RTM

This webinar is designed for:

  • Practice Managers, administrators as well as healthcare decision makers
  • All physician specialties interested in offering RTM or RPM services including:
  • Orthopedics
    • Anesthesiology and Pain Management
    • Physical Medicine and Rehab
    • Pulmonology
    • Cardiology
    • Allergy/Immunology
    • Family Practice/Internal Medicine
    • Neurology
    • Oncology
  • Non-physician practitioners
  • Professional coders and revenue cycle professionals


Deborah is a nationally sought after leader in the industry and is passionate about assisting physicians and hospitals in improving their coding, documentation, and business operations to maintain compliance and improve revenue. She will go above and beyond to help industry leaders, physicians and others achieve excellence. Her motto is “documentation excellence is the key to improving revenue.”

Mr. Twetten’s experience includes 18 years in physician specialty societies, including the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).  He as served as staff liaison to the American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel and the AMA/Multi-Specialty Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) for multiple medical societies.  He has extensive experience providindg coding advice including authoring CPT coding articles for multiple publications including ‘AAOS Now’ and ‘SpineLine’. He has authored and led dozens of CPT applications and RUC valuations.  He has also presented directly to the CPT Editorial Panel and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on behalf of clients.  Mr. Twetten has a Masters in Healthcare Delivery Science, from Dartmouth University, and a Masters of Arts, from the State University of New York – Binghamton.    

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