Season 6 | Episode 13


Remote patient monitoring codes have been active for a number of years. These have largely been used to monitor blood glucose levels via a continuous glucose monitor or to adjust heart failure medications via a connected digital scale. Dr. Charles Bae and Dr. Gabriela de Bruin discuss whether sleep medicine professionals should also use remote physiologic monitoring (RPM) and remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) codes in the sleep clinic.

A headshot of Charles Bae, MD, MHCI for Talking Sleep.

Charles Bae, MD, is associate chief medical information officer for connected health strategy at Penn Medicine and an associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He regularly attends on the inpatient neurology consult service and maintains a busy outpatient sleep medicine practice. He currently serves as chair of the AASM Coding and Reimbursement Advisory Committee and is an AASM advisor for the AMA/Specialty Society Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC).

A headshot of Gabriela de Bruin, MD from Talking Sleep.

Gabriela de Bruin, MD, is an associate professor of neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. de Bruin regularly attends on the inpatient general neurology service at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and sees patients at the Center for Advanced Medicine, the Sleep Medicine Center, and at St. Louis Connect Care. She previously served as vice chair of the AASM Coding and Compliance Committee.


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