These CPT codes can sometimes be tough and confusing to understand. We've worked hard to make their requirements as clear as possible.
$54 Remote monitoring of patient data 20 minutes per month. Can be billed once every month indefinitely.
You are not able to bill for this patient.
You must be speaking directly with the patient or looking over their data to count towards monitoring time. Leaving voice messages in not considered monitoring. The time it takes to write a text message does however count towards monitoring.
CMS recently introduced a new code (99458) that reimburses for an additional 20 minutes of monitoring on top of 99457.