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Key first steps taken to unleash digital medicine’s potential

AMA Wire, June 15, 2018

This year, physicians have more opportunity to use new technology that can improve patient care with additional codes approved by the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Editorial Panel for chronic care remote physiologic monitoring and internet consultations in the pipeline.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took a big step toward unleashing the potential of digital medicine in January when it followed the AMA and industry stakeholders advice to unbundle CPT code 99091 for remote patient monitoring in the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule.

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