Remote Patient Monitoring [RPM] and Chronic Care Management [CCM] are two essential care delivery models that work in tandem to improve patient outcomes.

RPM uses technology to collect patient data and track health status remotely, while CCM provides services and support to patients with chronic conditions.

Why are CCM and RPM so important? Because when used together, these care delivery models provide a complete picture of a patient’s health status and can help identify potential health problems earlier. RPM and CCM can lead to better communication between patients and healthcare providers. It can allow patients to make lifestyle changes that can improve their health. This article will explore the benefits of using RPM and CCM to improve patient outcomes.

The power of Chronic Care Management and RPM

Remote Patient Monitoring [RPM] Simplified

One of the most common applications for RPM solutions is remote patient monitoring is chronic disease management. This is because RPM allows clinicians to monitor their patient’s conditions and make interventions promptly to avoid negative consequences. Patients are given devices that fit their chronic disease specifically, like a blood pressure cuff, and the data collected is sent to their provider electronically and in real time.

RPM fuels data-driven conversations, inform care management decisions and makes chronic disease patients feel supported.

Additionally, RPM provides huge financial benefits for your practice by offering services to patients.. Most RPM devices meet the requirements of being easily reimbursable by Medicare CPT codes.

Chronic Care Management [CCM] Simplified

Chronic care management that employs telehealth services can play a significant role in high-value programs, especially for patients with two or more chronic diseases. Programs like this aim to give patients a better understanding of their condition and to monitor it closely as it progresses. Furthermore, Chronic care management programs that leverage RN Care Coaches are incredibly beneficial for patients with two or more chronic diseases and have proven 31% reduction in total healthcare costs (p = 0.030)

This kind of effective CCM is crucial in improving health outcomes and providing better patient care. It prevents more severe health issues by helping patients and providers identify potential problems early.  RPM can enhance this by providing additional health data like blood pressure or weight in real-time. By combining RPM with virtual touch points and digital care plans, we can provide better care for patients with chronic conditions.

Successful Program Strategy

A comprehensive solution for Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management offers numerous benefits for healthcare organizations and their chronic disease patients. A successful program enables providers to:

  • Enroll at the population level
  • Utilize the power of alerts + escalation
  • Intervene early with precision
  • Achieve maximum reimbursement
  • Maintain privacy, security, + HIPPA Compliance

There are numerous benefits of using CCM and RPM to manage chronic conditions. These benefits include:

  1. improved patient outcomes
  2. reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits
  3. lower healthcare costs 
  4. improve patient satisfaction and quality of life

Care Coordination Outsourcing Benefits

Third-party vendors with trained RNs familiar with RPM and CCM offer the smoothest path to effectively outsourcing care management without the needed budget or additional staff. Ultimately, outsourcing care management services can be more cost-effective than hiring new clinical staff or spending physician hours on tasks that can be performed by less expensive personnel.

Efficiency and Scalability. One of the primary advantages of outsourcing care coordination is that vendors already  have a significant number of experienced healthcare professionals available to manage care coordination programs. Consequently, even the busiest practices will be able to provide reimbursable care management for more patients without having to recruit, manage and compliantly coordinate care coaching. 

More patients = more revenue for your practice!

Less Overhead. Outsourcing reduces overhead costs, mostly from labor, training, and technology. Healthcare profit margins are small, and the public is sensitive to increased patient costs. Providers must keep costs low and profits high to stay competitive and profitable.

Wider Service Offerings. Healthcare providers who lack the physical or financial resources to offer all care coordination programs and services can benefit from outsourcing to a 3rd party. This will provide patients with more care options and improve patient satisfaction.

In conclusion, RPM and CCM can be integrated to deliver a higher quality of care for patients with chronic diseases.

When used together, RPM and CCM can provide clinicians with information about a patient’s condition that would otherwise be unavailable. This information can be used to make treatment decisions, medication adjustments, or referrals to specialists. Additionally, using RPM and CCM can help reduce the number of office visits and hospitalizations for patients with chronic diseases, resulting in cost savings for patients and the healthcare system.

 

About CircleLink Health:
CircleLink Health is a complete Chronic Care Management and RPM platform that enables Medical organizations to provide full-service care management without adding staff workload, disrupting your daily tasks, or inquiring out-of-pocket costs. Our comprehensive platform offers a full spectrum of services, from care coordination and patient engagement to chronic care management and medication adherence. Plus, we are proven to improve quality of care while reducing costs and boosting revenues. 

For more information, please visit www.circlelinkhealth.com

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about outsourcing RPM and CCM successfully. We would be happy to share our expertise with you.