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Refer to AMA guidelines, not Medicare, for approved RTM billing

Effective May 19, 2022
Published May 23, 2022
Last Reviewed May 19, 2022
Question: We have a provider who is performing knee implants that will allow him to bill for the remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) codes (98980 and 98981). The vendor is telling us that clinical staff can perform these services based on coding information they found online, but a recent CPT Assistant seems to be saying that a physician or qualified health care practitioner (QHP) must personally perform those services and that they can’t be billed by clinical staff. I am not sure how to proceed.

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