UPDATE: TMHP 2021 Billing Code Changes – Everything You Need to Know

Published by
2 minute read

Share this Post:

What the recent TMHP 2021 billing code changes really mean, and how to keep providing telemonitoring services for your TMHP-eligible patients.

TMHP has clarified that Telemonitoring CPT Code 99091 will only be paid at the Medicare allowed rate ($55) for dual eligible patients that have Medicare as Primary Insurance.

TMHP has clarified that Telemonitoring CPT Code 99091 will be paid at the Medicaid allowed rate of ($183) for patients that have Medicaid as Primary Insurance.

As we know, the majority of patients that qualify for TMHP Telemonitoring services are MQMB and have Medicare as Primary Insurance. Therefore, effective immediately, your remote care provider should be providing monthly billing reports to submit claims to Medicare for Telemonitoring Codes 99454, 99457, and 99458.

Why 99454 / 99457 / 99458 over 99091? Higher monthly reimbursement

  • 99454 ($60), 99457 ($50), and 99458 ($40-$80 - can be billed for up to two units each month) for an average monthly total reimbursement of ~$150 per patient. Versus, code 99091 which only reimburses $55.

Accuhealth provides the services incident to and under your referring providers general supervision

  • 99454 / 99457 / 99458 allow time accumulation by any Qualified Health Care Professional Role, including Medical Assistants and above, and the services can be provided by Accuhealth medical staff. Code 99091 has more stringent rules and only your Clinic’s RNs, NPs, PAs, and MDs can account for the interactive time.

As a result of this, there should be absolutely no change in protocol and your remote care provider should be sending you a monthly billing report that details the new codes and dates of service to bill. With Accuhealth, the platform calculates everything so you don’t need to worry.

Accuhealth has been providing these services for some time now, so rest assured, if you work with us, we can offer you the best options for remote patient monitoring.

For more information about Accuhealth and coding changes, please feel free to book a meeting with Accuhealth’s billing team www.accuhealth.tech

Related Posts

Start swiping below to see related posts.

Meet the Author

Accuhealth is proud to feature content from industry-leading experts that contribute in-depth knowledge of Remote Patient Monitoring and Telehealth subject matter to our blog.

David Medeiros

David Medeiros is a Remote Patient Monitoring expert with 10 years of clinical, telehealth and home care experience, specifically in Remote Patient Monitoring. With his team, David has been able to develop RPM/Telehealth from the early pilot years, to the industry leading juggernaut that Accuhealth is today.

Ready to Setup Your Clinic?

Just click the link below to talk to a member of our sales team or to learn more about our Remote Patient Monitoring solution and get your clinic setup in under 24 hours.

Schedule a Demo Schedule a Demo