During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become crucial to keep chronic care seniors at home, as they have the highest mortality rate and 73% of those hospitalized for the virus have a preexisting condition. Continuing to provide care by monitoring and treating their chronic conditions during this time is critical. If their conditions go unmanaged, it can result in potentially catastrophic and expensive outcomes, further stressing the health care system.
Remote patient monitoring
(RPM) has come to the forefront as an effective method of maintaining social distancing protocols while providing necessary care to an at-risk senior population. RPM enables providers to serve their senior patients with diabetes, obesity, and congestive heart failure via cellular-connected devices and receive longitudinal data in perpetuity. The output informs a telemedicine visit and assists health care providers to ensure a patient is compliant - all without an office visit and minimizes the chance of their patients coming into contact with someone infected with COVID-19. Additionally, in 2019, Medicare introduced reimbursement for remote patient monitoring, making it zero-cost to seniors with at least one chronic condition to access the services.
100Plus is offering a RPM service to support the health of senior citizens covered by Medicare plans during the global pandemic and beyond. The 100Plus RPM program enables health care providers to manage their chronic care, Medicare patients by giving them cellular-connected blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight scale machines to monitor their chronic conditions, at no cost, within days of enrollment in the program.
The platform supplies population health data to providers when patients are out of compliance, enabling a provider to intervene with the goal of avoiding expensive, episodic care - all without an office visit and thus alleviating stress on the health system. Additionally, 100Plus is providing expedited shipping of all three remote monitoring devices directly to seniors’ homes to ensure they are safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In good health,
Ryan Howard | CEO, 100Plus