RPM for Speech Therapy
Monitor Speech Related Issues with RPM
Wanda Health specialises in the monitoring of speech disorders that can arise due to numerous medical conditions, illnesses, brain injuries, birth asphyxia, muscle weaknesses, and psychological disorders, which primarily manifest in younger children.
With around 5% of children aged between 3 and 17 in the US requiring speech therapy and growth in the speech therapy market expected to reach $6.35 billion by 2028, a recently introduced series of RPM-based billing codes can make therapies and successful outcomes more accessible to large proportions of the population.
Untreated speech disorders can lead to more severe outcomes and healthcare treatment costs, including but not limited to hearing loss, neurological conditions, and communication and swallowing difficulties, making cost-effective treatment a priority for many healthcare providers.
Clients and Partners
Why RPM for Speech Therapy?
In 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched three new remote therapeutic monitoring (RTM) codes. These billing codes work in much the same way as other RPM codes but are focused on therapeutic care delivery and remote patient monitoring.
RPM devices are well-suited to patient data collection, providing real-time, accurate measurements to help practitioners adjust care planning and treatment protocols and evaluate how well current care is addressing each patient's condition.
Practitioners prescribe devices to monitor various vital signs, depending on the underlying cause of the speed disorder, such as devices to track:
Respiratory system functionality
Adherence to medication prescriptions
Responses to therapy and physio exercises
Improvements to the patient’s musculoskeletal health
In many cases, clinicians may combine RTM and RPM to provide personalized, ongoing care, ensuring they receive immediate alerts when a physiological reading gives cause for concern and have a full picture of a patient’s holistic health, which may affect the treatments and therapies they implement.
Actionable insights expediting intervention management
Improves patient understanding and engagement in their treatment plan
Strengthens care coordination and reduces unplanned emergent care needs
Expands revenue potential with new reimbursable services
The Benefits of Using RPM for Speech Therapy
Speech therapy is necessary for a broad array of conditions. Still, with a large percentage of pediatric patients, RPM is an excellent way to improve care quality without requiring children to attend regular or daily in-person consultations and interactions.
Better Long-Term Outcomes: Submitting daily readings to a practitioner means patients receive adaptive care with the flexibility to adjust to changing symptoms, recovery stages, and therapy responses. Treating and improving speech disorders quickly can prevent further degeneration and help patients with neurological conditions retain speech abilities that may have otherwise been gradually lost.
Convenient Access to Care: Traveling to a physician’s office or clinic on a regular basis is a significant barrier to care, particularly for minors with speech disorders in need of more intense therapies. Conducting virtual assessments, submitting measurements, and participating in consultations removes the time and cost required to travel and makes care more accessible to the patient.
Active Participation: Patients receiving virtual support with speech therapies are involved and play an important role in using their prescribed RPM devices or following advice and educational information delivered through our virtual care platform. This level of participation improves patient satisfaction and provides access to real-time monitoring a patient can review and understand.
For Healthcare Organizations
Additional Revenue Sources: Practitioners and speech therapists can broaden access to therapies while improving revenues, utilizing RPM services to extend ongoing treatments to wider patient cohorts and integrating billing practices with the newly introduced RTM CPT codes.
Accurate Data Monitoring: Speech therapy is often a progressive treatment plan where therapists and physicians rely on reliable, up-to-date data to make decisions about how to improve patient progress. RPM ensures measurements are available on-demand, augmenting the ability of medical professionals to adjust therapies to each patient.
Comprehensive Health Tracking: Patients presenting with speech disorders often have multiple indications or comorbidities, with speech therapy necessary following accidents, TBIs, strokes, and after the diagnosis of diseases like dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and degenerative conditions. RPM devices can effectively measure all relevant data points while aiding patient-centered speech therapy services.
Wanda Remote Patient Monitoring System Features
IDENTIFY EVENTS 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE
VIDEO CALLS AND IN-PLATFORM SUPPORT
REMINDERS AND SCHEDULES
SYMPTOM TRACKING DASHBOARD
DOCUMENT AND DATA STORAGE
See our RPM Platform in Action
How does our RPM platform look? Featuring an intuitive UI compatible with both mobile and desktop applications, both patients and healthcare professionals can easily navigate our platform.
Who We Work With
Wanda Health focuses on broadening reach and access to the advantages of RPM, partnering with primary care organizations, research groups, healthcare advisers, and specialists using RPM to address areas of greatest patient need.
We work with:
Healthcare providers, specialist therapists, clinicians, post-hospital stay community healthcare teams, and other primary care services alongside telehealth and RPM services working in conjunction with other public and private healthcare facilities.
Diagnostic and research facilities conducting analyses of patient outcomes, treatment protocols, and RPM services to extract meaningful data to dictate future healthcare practices and recommendations.
Clinical trial researchers utilizing the widening use of RPM to study metrics, engagement levels, and patient responses to speech therapies and determine correlations between prevalent conditions and speed disorders.
Healthcare practices, providers, and services are welcome to get in touch to arrange a complimentary demonstration of our RPM services at any time.
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About Wanda Health
Focusing on prevalent, widespread conditions and leveraging technology to improve healthcare costs, patient outcomes, and access to care, we operate in both the US and UK, developing sector-leading RPM.
Our services include a range of advanced RPM devices, our virtual care platform, and turnkey RPM solutions, providing healthcare organizations with convenient solutions to upscale their care offering or introduce cutting-edge RPM with minimal disruption or resource allocation.