September 9, 2022
Health IT
  • A study conducted by Harvard University researchers found that a small number of primary care providers have been responsible for most of the recent growth in remote patient monitoring. Out of a group of 342 high-volume providers, 0.1 percent accounted for 69 percent of all general remote patient monitoring claims. The high-volume providers did not appear to target patients with more severe or uncontrolled disease, suggesting that total spending on remote patient monitoring could quickly escalate. The authors concluded that additional research is needed to determine what patients and use cases benefit the most from remote monitoring, and that policymakers should be ready to establish appropriate controls, if needed. (Study here)