CareSimple’s RPM Solution
Simple for you, and for your patients
Remote Patient Monitoring Made Simple
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CareSimple empowers payers and providers to take the complexity out of remote patient monitoring (RPM), opening the door to new revenue models, reducing hospital readmissions, generating higher patient satisfaction and ultimately, improving clinical outcomes.
Payers & Providers
CareSimple works with healthcare organizations both large and small, providing them with the logistics, clinical software, 4G medical devices, electronic health record (EHR) interoperability, and connectivity necessary to launch a successful RPM program. A sampling of our clinical partners today include:
How CareSimple Works
Order CareSimple RPM
Working directly from your electronic health record, order remote patient monitoring or chronic care management. CareSimple syncs with your EHR, saving you from error-prone manual entry and data duplication.
CareSimple onboards your patients
We then directly ship pre-configured monitoring devices to your patients that work out out-of-the-box. CareSimple removes the need for an app, pairing, WiFi, and setup. . We can also take care of welcoming them to the RPM program and walking them through their first reading.
Your care team (or ours) monitor new data and alerts
The CareSimple RPM platform offers a comprehensive array of tools designed to help identify which patients need your attention, and when. Our team also provides alerts management and escalation services if additional support is needed.
Everything is synchronized with your EHR
With our leading EHR integration capabilities, vitals are synchronized in near real-time, as well as patient demographic data, reporting and clinical activity.
Drive better outcomes
In addition of rich population health reports, your biller gets a monthly report with RPM reimbursement metrics for CPT codes 99091, 99453, 99454, 99457 and 99458, as well as chronic care management (CCM) reimbursement metrics for CPT codes 99490 and 99491.
Why CareSimple is the Right RPM Partner
With CareSimple, there is no need to worry about your patient’s age, whether or not they are tech-savvy or if they have the financial means to participate in a RPM program. We offer the perfect patient monitoring program for individuals of any demographic.
CareSimple provides RPM devices, software, shipping, warehousing, EHR integration, patient support and program management all under one umbrella. The complete telehealth delivery solution.
Uniquely, CareSimple was built vertically through major research and development initiatives. With this approach, we completely own our RPM product, which means we can listen and adapt to your specific clinical workflows like no one else.
What Users are Saying
About Our RPM Technology
The remote patient monitoring software program used by CareSimple is very user friendly. It's a wonderful option to keep patients compliant with their health so they can live a more fulfilling and independent life at home. I love the patient data we accumulate with this healthcare delivery system.Kailyn Evans, LPN
Since I have been a nurse I have seen a lot of patients’ health decline or be at a standstill because they couldn’t or didn’t want to travel to the doctor’s office. They couldn’t get an appointment in a timely manner. Some simply said they would wait until they had to go and by then it was a trip to the hospital that could have been avoided. CareSimple is a blessing (and it is so simple for patients to use) to those patients who have these concerns. Being able to provide care by remote patient monitoring to help manage medical problems is a plus, especially for our elderly population. It’s the perfect solution for patients presently high risk due to their chronic disease. We can easily measure the blood sugar, blood pressure and other vitals of the patient.Roselian Miller, LPN
As a nurse that has worked with patients with chronic health issues, remote patient monitoring is a game changer. The pandemic has shown us all how important this should be to all in healthcare. I’ve had a chance to use CareSimple in Marie (Pepper)’s course and it is user friendly.Hadessa Plummer, RN
I’m so excited to see CareSimple expanding and providing their services to so many. I live in a rural area with harsh winters and I know how difficult it is for people to get in to see health care providers on a regular basis. This will help in so many ways and will enable people to take responsibility for their own health care with the guidance and assistance of trained healthcare professionals who are available to them in their homes. With our aging population, this is truly a game changer that is so neededBetsy Staley, BSN, RN, MDS, RPM
New and Noteworthy
At the upcoming 2021 Health Connect Partners (HCP) Hospital & Healthcare I.T. Conference, CareSimple CEO Michel Nadeau and Dr. Dhrumil Shah, CMIO, Family Physician, Compass Medical, will present, “Empowering Population Health with RPM: Case Study for Hypertension (HTN) Patients.”
Learn About MetroHealth’s Remote Patient Monitoring Experience with CareSimple at the EPIC Users Group 2021 Meeting
We’re thrilled to see our customer MetroHealth presenting at this year’s Epic Users Group Meeting (UGM) this August. The UGM is an event that brings together physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other Epic users to network and share practical knowledge unique to their experience with Epic software.
CareSimple Partners with athenahealth’s Marketplace Program to Make Remote Patient Monitoring More Accessible and Simple Enough for Any Patient
CareSimple™, the platform simplifying remote patient monitoring (RPM) for virtually all patients, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through the company’s Marketplace program.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is CareSimple
CareSimple is a telehealth vendor that provides all equipment, software and services needed for payers and providers to offer remote patient monitoring (RPM) and chronic care management (CCM) services. As a turnkey and quality-focused solution, we enable our customers to take complexity out of remote patient monitoring and focus on driving new revenues, reducing ER visits, increasing patient satisfaction and improving outcomes.
What is Remote Patient Monitoring?
RPM is a technology offering that enables the monitoring and collection of patients’ physiologic measures outside of a traditional healthcare environment, such as at a patient’s home or office. Finding a vendor that is able to serve as both a mentor and partner, such as CareSimple, should be one of the key steps of implementing a successful RPM program.
What is Chronic Care Management?
CCM is a coaching service provided by health care professionals to guide patients with chronic conditions in order to better understand their health and the necessary actions they can take to improve their quality of life. Having a solution that fits seamlessly within your electronic health record (EHR) can optimize the efficiency of your CCM program.
Can RPM and CCM Be Combined?
Absolutely! RPM, which was initially used by healthcare professionals to monitor patients following post-acute events, has emerged as a great complement to CCM for patients with chronic conditions such as hypertension, heart failure, diabetes, COPD and asthma. The CareSimple solution supports both programs, which are reimbursed by Medicare and can be managed by the same personnel, creating more streamlined operational synergies and a better, more engaging experience for patients to improve outcomes.
Is Running an RPM Program Complex?
RPM requires commitment and planning but with the right team and tools can be quite simple to implement and operate. CareSimple was launched with the goal of making RPM simple enough for anyone regardless of age, condition or socioeconomic status. This is accomplished by removing many of the technical challenges commonly found with alternative remote care models and provisioning technology. Offering seamless patient-to-cloud data transmission, smart alerts, effective engagement, and automatic documentation capabilities, and through integration with the EHR, patient vitals are collected and then received in near real-time from the cellular-enabled devices. This approach empowers providers with a holistic view of their patients’ health to help improve patient care.
How Do Remote Patient Monitoring Devices Work?
Some of the typical patient monitoring devices are blood pressure cuffs, body scales, heart rate and pulse oximetry monitors, blood glucose monitors, spirometers, and thermometers. While they may look like any other medical device, it’s their unique, underlying connectivity that enable readings to be transmitted to healthcare professionals. While other vendors require that the devices be paired with a hub, smartphone or tablet to transmit data, this can create complexity for the providers setting up the devices, and for the patients using them on a daily basis. CareSimple cellular-enabled devices have built-in SIM cards that automatically transmit readings, meaning that no pairing, app or WiFi is needed for patients to participate. This provides a senior-friendly user experience and reduces the number of technical support problems that need to be managed.
Who Can Administer RPM?
While only physicians and non-physician practitioners (NPPs) are eligible to bill for RPM, the reimbursement rules are under general supervision, which means that services can be provided by a broader number of clinical staff. Typical RPM teams consist of medical assistants (MAs), licensed nurse practitioners (LPNs), registered nurses (RNs) and a medical supervisor (MD). When staff vacancies are an issue, CareSimple is well positioned to help payers and providers fill these clinical resource gaps with highly-trained professionals.
What is the Return on Investment (ROI) of Remote Patient Monitoring?
RPM has been shown to reduce acute care use for patients with certain chronic conditions (Systematic Review), while driving important cost reductions for employers, payers and providers engaged in risk-sharing contracts. Fee-for-service providers can also financially benefit from RPM, with Medicare reimbursing its use for post-acute and chronic patients with CPT codes 99091, 99453, 99454, 99457 and 99458. CareSimple provides monthly instructions for how to claim these codes, along with CPT codes 99490 and 99491 for CCM.
What Are the Patient Benefits of RPM?
RPM empowers patients to take charge of their health, allowing them to manage their chronic condition from an environment where they are most comfortable. The CareSimple program wirelessly sends the information from a compatible medical device directly to their health file for remote review and monitoring by their provider. With that data, their care team can check on the patient’s health status and quickly make decisions on how to provide the best care moving forward, whether it be a change in a treatment plan or a medication adjustment. RPM’s regular monitoring of chronic conditions helps with keeping a patient’s measurements within range, which can prevent or delay emergency room visits and ultimately reduce costly hospital readmissions.