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

Rank ICD-10 Code  Description Total RPM Patients 2021 Total RPM Patients 2020
1. I10 Essential (primary) hypertension 267,149 250,272
2. E785 Hyperlipidemia, unspecified 98,134 96,952
3. E782 Mixed hyperlipidemia 73,357 72,797
4. E119 Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications 61,036 61,879
5. E039 Hypothyroidism, unspecified 43,793 43,581
6. I2510 Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery without angina pectoris 37,393 38,120
7.  J449 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified 36,720 37,496
8. K219 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis 32,465 31,405
9. E1165 Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia 30,704 29,565
10. E7800 Pure hypercholesterolemia, unspecified 30,250 30,310
11. G4733 Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric) 24,798 24,546
12. M810 Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture 23,703 25,602
13. E559 Vitamin D deficiency, unspecified 22,049 19,699
14. N1830 Chronic kidney disease, stage 3 unspecified 20,507 13,709
15. F419 Anxiety disorder, unspecified 19,634 19,298
16. I119 Hypertensive heart disease without heart failure 19,418 18,891
17. F329 Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified 18,521 20,158
18. M1990 Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site 17,869 17,699
19. I129 Hypertensive chronic kidney disease with stage 1 through stage 4 chronic kidney disease, or unspecified chronic kidney disease 16,735 17,640
20. E669 Obesity, unspecified 16,375 14,161

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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