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Remote Patient Monitoring Rules Alabama

Alabama Medicaid will reimburse remote patient monitoring for specified conditions through the In-Home Monitoring Program.

The program is a joint effort between the Agency, the University of South Alabama and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH). May be referred to the program by any source including a physician, Patient 1st care coordinator, patient care network, patient or caregiver, the Health Department, hospitals, home health agencies or community-based organizations. Orders for In Home Monitoring along with the specific parameters for daily monitoring must be obtained from the patient’s primary medical provider.


Source: AL Medicaid Management Information System Provider Manual, (39-33), July 2019, (Accessed Sept. 2019). 


Conditions


Patients with the following medical conditions may register for the program:
• Diabetes
• Congestive Heart Failure


Source: AL Medicaid Management Information System Provider Manual, (39-33), July 2019. (Accessed Sept. 2019). 


Provider Limitations


In home monitoring patient data is transmitted to a web-based data collection and documentation system and monitored by ADPH Nurse Care Managers on a daily basis. 


Source: AL Medicaid Management Information System Provider Manual, (39-33), Jul. 2019, (Accessed Sept. 2019). 


Other Restrictions


The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Nurse Care Manager evaluates the patient, provides any needed equipment such as a scale, glucometer, blood pressure cuff and phone with a speaker.
Data transmission occurs through a secure, automated phone system.


Source: AAL Medicaid Management Information System Provider Manual, (39-33), Jul. 2019, (Accessed Sept. 2019).