Below is an excerpt of an article published in the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s March 2024 Health eSource issue.

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the use of digital technologies and innovative solutions in healthcare, including the increased use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) services. Telehealth and other digital therapies proliferated during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as entities took advantage of the relaxation of telehealth rules and the need to provide patient care remotely. Rules have adapted and changed over the years to accommodate the growing field. In addition, the increased utilization of telehealth and digital technologies to treat patients has been followed by a robust government response.

This article discusses RPM topics and key takeaways RPM providers must know about the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, including various billing requirements, recent RPM Department of Justice (DOJ) enforcement actions, related Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) consumer alerts, and guidance regarding how providers can avoid compliance issues when providing RPM services. In this time of continuous technological development, it is especially important for providers to stay up to date on the various legal requirements and guidance in this area in order to ensure adherence to the latest compliance standards. Read the full article.