Monitoring Patient Vitals Daily

Remote Patient Monitoring

SC House Calls has partnered with Vital Care systems to provide RPM kits that can be placed in a patient’s homes to monitor a patient’s healthcare status. The RPM kit helps manage chronic disease and acute illnesses in the patient’s home using sensors and blue tooth enabled FDA approved medical devices.

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a program offered through SC House Calls, which daily measures a patient’s vitals including, Oxygen Saturation, Weight, Blood Pressure, and Pulse. Licensed professionals monitoring the remote data, alert providers when changes occur, allowing intervention to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations.

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What is Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

SC House Calls has partnered with Vital Care systems to provide RPM kits that can be placed in a patient’s homes to monitor a patient’s healthcare status. The RPM kit helps manage chronic disease and acute illnesses in the patient’s home using sensors and blue tooth enabled FDA approved medical devices.

Why would i need RPM?

Patients that have chronic illnesses such as Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension and Diabetes are great candidates to utilize RPM. Also, patients with a history of falls and readmissions to the hospital, as well as COVID-19 positive patients would greatly benefit from the use of RPM.

How do i get RPM?

Contact SCHC at 1-800-491-0909 to schedule an appointment with one of our providers. The provider will come to your home for a visit or perform a telemedicine visit, to review your past medical history, current diagnosis, current medication list, and insurance carrier to determine if you meet eligibility for RPM.

When would i use RPM?

We highly encourage patients to use RPM at a minimum ONCE DAILY, but you can also use it as many times during the day as you would like. Our recommendation is to take your morning medications an hour prior to monitoring each morning, preferably by 10am. Also, if you become ill throughout the day, it would be a good time to utilize RPM to note vital signs and see if you need an acute visit with a provider as well.

Where would RPM be set-up in my home?

RPM devices can be set-up anywhere in the home. We recommend setting the scale up on a hard floor surface, not on carpet, as this effects the results when using the scale. An electrical outlet should be close by in order to keep the tablet plugged in at all times.

What is included in the RPM kit?

Standard Vital Care RPM Kits contain the following: -Samsung Tablet- which has built-in Verizon 4GLTE capabilities that allows transmission of vital signs to our web-based portal for symptom-specific assessment by our providers. The tablet also allows manual entry of blood glucose results from the patient’s home glucometer. -Pulse Oximeter- accurately measures your Pulse Oximetry and Heart Rate -Digital Scales for patients up to 500lbs -Automated Blood Pressure Cuff custom designed for one-hand positioning -Temporal/Tympanic Thermometer All devices are blue tooth enabled and are cordless to decrease the risk of trip hazards in the home.

How long would I use RPM?

We generally recommend a 60-90 window for teaching and increased compliance with diet and medication compliance for using RPM, but it can continue past this window.

What insurances cover the cost of RPM?

Currently, Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans are the only insurances that are reimbursing provider practices for RPM. Patients under the RPM program would still be responsible for any deductibles or co-insurances related to this service.

How effective is RPM at keeping me out of the hospital?

Over the last year, SCHC has provided RPM services to over 675 patients. Within the last three months, we have seen a less than 4% readmission rate to the hospital for our patients under the RPM program. This is incredible, considering that nationally the benchmark is 16% for patients under RPM programs. We feel using RPM directly impacts patients by improving their quality of life and overall physical, emotional and mental health.

What if I have problems using the RPM equipment?

SCHC has a 24 hr, 7 day per week Center for Telehealth available by phone with team members that can assist with RPM devices and can be reached at 1-800-491-0909. We also have technical support from the team at Vital Care, by calling 1-833-325-5767.

Are there any user barriers to using RPM equipment?

Patients only need to be able to follow clear auditory and visual cues and safely stand if weights are needed to use the RPM equipment. The data from the equipment is automatically downloaded to the tablet. The RPM system is flexible and customizable- not all pieces of equipment must be used by each patient.

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