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||Explore dataset|
|1||I10||Essential (primary) hypertension||267,149||250,272||Explore|
|4||E119||Type 2 diabetes mellitus without complications||61,036||61,879||Explore|
|6||I2510||Atherosclerotic heart disease of native coronary artery without angina pectoris||37,393||38,120||Explore|
|7||J449||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified||36,720||37,496||Explore|
|8||K219||Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis||32,465||31,405||Explore|
|9||E1165||Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hyperglycemia||30,704||29,565||Explore|
|10||E7800||Pure hypercholesterolemia, unspecified||30,250||30,310||Explore|
|11||G4733||Obstructive sleep apnea (adult) (pediatric)||24,798||24,546||Explore|
|12||M810||Age-related osteoporosis without current pathological fracture||23,703||25,602||Explore|
|13||E559||Vitamin D deficiency, unspecified||22,049||19,699||Explore|
|14||N1830||Chronic kidney disease, stage 3 unspecified||20,507||13,709||Explore|
|15||F419||Anxiety disorder, unspecified||19,634||19,298||Explore|
|16||I119||Hypertensive heart disease without heart failure||19,418||18,891||Explore|
|17||F329||Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified||18,521||20,158||Explore|
|18||M1990||Unspecified osteoarthritis, unspecified site||17,869||17,699||Explore|
|19||I129||Hypertensive chronic kidney disease with stage 1 through stage 4 chronic kidney disease, or unspecified chronic kidney disease||16,735||17,640||Explore|
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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