CMS’s introduction of the new CPT code 99091 means clinicians can now bill separately for time spent on collection and interpretation of health data that is generated by patients remotely, reports MedCity News.

This direct new 99091 code and its financial incentive may finally ignite more widespread use of virtual telehealth and RPM resulting in increased access to healthcare services for those that need it most, at a lower cost of care and increased quality. The benefits are many: identifying at-risk patients, improving outcomes, and ultimately becoming part of the standard of care that improves the health and efficiency for all.