AMC Health: Transforming Care and Enabling Access to Care with RPM 2.0
The Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) estimates six in ten Americans have at least one chronic disease, and four in ten have at least two chronic diseases. These chronic diseases are a significant contributor to premature death and disability, and to the staggering $3.8T annual healthcare costs in the United States. Coupled with current demographic trends of an aging population, it is critical to explore innovative, and efficient care delivery models to meet this market demand.
Virtual care and remote patient monitoring (“RPM”) can be one of, if not the alternative care model that helps transform healthcare delivery maximize patient care treatment effectiveness and provide greater access to care. This shift continues to expand across populations as healthcare organizations work to improve patient care, manage the cost of these chronic illnesses and account for social determinants of health.
Virtual care has become a respite for patients who cannot access in-person care and for those who with chronic conditions. RPM and virtual care help healthcare organizations detect disease decomposition sooner and deliver ongoing chronic condition management. The end result allows for a timelier intervention, increased patient education and empowerment, and improved overall patient-physician relationships.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated telecare and RPM adoption and spurred healthcare organizations to embrace these innovative care delivery models. These tools facilitate meeting consumers at their home and helping them effectively manage their chronic conditions while maintaining good cost and quality outcomes.
RPM is recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), and reimbursement codes were established in 2019 for the collection and analysis of patient data used to manage chronic and/or acute health illnesses or conditions.
CMS has proposed additional changes to the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule which expands coverage to Remote Therapeutic Monitoring codes and provides an additional option for providers to gain reimbursement in a wide range of patients This expansion demonstrates the growing commitment to the future of RPM/RTM which ensures continued access to care for millions of Americans nationwide.
An RPM program should be a critical component of every healthcare and care management strategy.
AMC’s intelligent telecare management solution utilizes the latest advancements in remote patient monitoring devices and turns data points into actionable analytics; helping both providers and consumers manage their chronic conditions and maintain good cost and quality outcomes.
About AMC Health
Founded in 2002, AMC Health offers a suite of virtual care and RPM solutions that deliver high-quality, low-cost, patient-centered clinical care and timely interventions at a distance. The AMC Health Virtual Care and RPM suite of solutions leverages a superior analytics platform and a simple user interface which integrates easily into clinical workflows.
These solutions provide frictionless consumer experiences as healthcare providers seek to sustain and scale virtual care services beyond the COVID-19 pandemic to address social determinants of health and enable greater access to care and chronic condition management.
AMC Health leverages an advanced data analytics platform with real-time data, the latest in-patient monitoring devices, and a suite of customizable wrap-around virtual care and telecare management solutions.
AMC’s solutions support hundreds of thousands of patients across the healthcare continuum, through our payer, provider, employer group, and government agency partnerships. One of AMC’s partner clients is the Department of Veterans Affair where we deliver telehealth and RPM services to help our veterans manage their chronic conditions more efficiently.
AMC’s FDA Class II cleared clinical decision support platform is combined with end-to-end, clinical and RPM support services that enable healthcare organizations to confidently extend their services beyond the four walls of a hospital and ambulatory clinical setting.
With access to over 200 devices, 70 clinically trained nurses across the US, a dynamic smart-device app, and programs for more multiple chronic conditions and unique diseases, AMC Health is positioned to help organizations succeed with their virtual care strategies.