For the millions of patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and other respiratory diseases, ongoing clinical support is critical for successfully managing more complex illnesses.
With Prevounce Remote Pulmonology Monitoring, pulmonologists can better execute long-term care plans while growing patient volume, earning steady and generous reimbursement, and reducing risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.
COPD is the third leading cause of death by disease in the United States. The American Lung Association reports that more than 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, but there are likely millions more who have the disease but do not know it. Remote patient monitoring allows pulmonologists to perform efficient oversight of COPD that enables real-time decision support and improves patient adherence while reducing patient costs. The value of ongoing remote monitoring of COPD has been enhanced with the COVID-19 pandemic. RPM can help pulmonologists avoid potential exposure of themselves, their staff, and other patients to COVID-19, particularly when testing and measuring lung function.
While COPD and asthma are the most common applications for pulmonology remote patient monitoring due to the high number of Americans diagnosed with the diseases, remote patient monitoring can be used by pulmonologists to assist patients with other diseases, including cystic fibrosis (CF) and bronchiectasis. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports remote monitoring, noting that "CF is a complex, chronic disease that requires regular physiologic monitoring." It has been shown that the combination of proper treatment and monitoring allow most people with bronchiectasis to achieve a normal life expectancy.
Prevounce makes it simple for pulmonologists to add remote physiological monitoring and grow their RPM program. The results are tangible: improvements in care for patients and a consistent revenue generator for practices.
Sign up for Prevounce Pulmonology Remote Patient Monitoring and receive our RPM system. We'll train your clinical and billing staff on how to use Prevounce to deliver RPM services. Our system is easy to learn, thanks largely in part to the automatic syncing of patient data via EMR integration or patient import.
Once the simple training process is completed (we're always available to help if questions arise following completion of training), begin enrolling patients and designating your pulmonology RPM device of choice. You can use a Prevounce device or bring your own. Select a Prevounce device and you can order devices directly to your patients or office for pickup with a single click in the Prevounce portal.
Once patients are set up with their devices, their data will be captured by the Prevounce RPM system. Review patient data in the Prevounce portal or your integrated EMR. The system will automatically notify you if patient readings enter a specified caution or critical range.
The system can also automatically track the logging of time toward RPM management billing codes, making it even easier to get paid for your pulmonology services. Since RPM is still considered a fairly new service, it's undergoing frequent regulatory changes. But don't worry: We pride ourselves in remaining at the forefront of compliance, so you do not need to worry about our system coming up short in meeting evolving requirements.
Providing pulmonology RPM services is an efficient and effective way of making a significant difference in your patients' health and wellness. RPM helps pulmonology patients become more active participants in their health, removes barriers to care, reduces costs, and permits practitioners to make more timely and better informed decisions that reduce risk and improve outcomes.
Did you know that remote patient monitoring has become one of the higher-paying Medicare care management programs? Thanks to a recent overhaul of coding rules, RPM now generates an average of $120 in monthly Medicare reimbursement per patient. If your practice enrolls 75 patients in its pulmonology RPM program, that's more than $100,000 in annual reimbursement. With pulmonology reimbursement under pressure, adding RPM is an efficient and effective way your practice can capture supplemental, non-visit revenue.
Our closed, HIPAA-compliant platform keeps patient data secure.
Receive ongoing support as needed. Need help with device distribution? Training? Billing? Our team is here for you.
There are no upfront expenses. Device costs are included in the per-patient fee.
With our customizable notification system, there's never any spam. You maintain control over the alerts you want — and don't want — to receive.
You can choose devices with cellular connectivity. That means they essentially become plug-and-play (or insert-batteries-and-play), making set up for your patients effortless.
The Prevounce platform can do more than support remote patient monitoring. If your practice is interested in or already completing annual wellness visits (AWVs) and delivering other Medicare preventives, leverage Prevounce to make it easier to prep for, perform, document, and get paid for these services.