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Top 20 remote patient monitoring related diagnoses

The use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) has increased throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and as patients across the United States track their chronic health conditions.

What is remote patient monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring systems capture patient physiological data through technologies such as wireless scales, pulse oximeters and continuous glucose monitors, to record vital signs and alert caregivers to concerning changes.

Analysis of data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product traces diagnosis codes for RPM related procedures captured over the last two years. The table below lists the ICD-10 diagnosis codes with the highest number of RPM patients in 2021.

Most common remote patient monitoring patient diagnoses in 2021

RankICD-10 code DescriptionTotal RPM patients 2021Total RPM patients 2020Explore dataset
1I10Essential (primary) hypertension267,149250,272Explore
2E785Hyperlipidemia, unspecified98,13496,952Explore
3E782Mixed hyperlipidemia73,35772,797Explore
4E119Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications61,03661,879Explore
5E039Hypothyroidism, unspecified43,79343,581Explore
6I2510Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery without angina pectoris37,39338,120Explore
7J449Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified36,72037,496Explore
8K219Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis32,46531,405Explore
9E1165Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia30,70429,565Explore
10E7800Pure hypercholesterolemia, unspecified30,25030,310Explore
11G4733Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)24,79824,546Explore
12M810Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture23,70325,602Explore
13E559Vitamin D deficiency, unspecified22,04919,699Explore
14N1830Chronic kidney disease, stage 3 unspecified20,50713,709Explore
15F419Anxiety disorder, unspecified19,63419,298Explore
16I119Hypertensive heart disease without heart failure19,41818,891Explore
17F329Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified18,52120,158Explore
18M1990Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site17,86917,699Explore
19I129Hypertensive chronic kidney disease with stage 1 through stage 4 chronic kidney disease, or unspecified chronic kidney disease16,73517,640Explore
20E669Obesity, unspecified16,37514,161Explore

Fig. 1 Data from the Definitive Healthcare ClaimsMx product for calendar year 2020 and 2021. Commercial claims data is sourced from multiple medical claims clearinghouses in the United States and updated monthly. Data accurate as of January 2022.

What diagnoses are most prevalent for RPM patients?

Over 267,000 patients with RPM associated procedure claims have been diagnosed with essential hypertension (I10). Other chronic conditions diagnosed most often for these patients include hyperlipidemia (E785) and mixed hyperlipidemia (E782), type 2 diabetes (E119), hypothyroidism (E039), atherosclerotic heart disease (I2510) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (J449). These seven diagnoses were also the top seven RPM-related diagnoses in 2020.

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