Advancing Technologies to Facilitate Remote Management of Patient Self-Care in Kidney Replacement Therapy

There is uncertainty regarding the approval of advanced medical devices, accessories, software, and mobile medical applications for consumer use. Reimbursement policies vary significantly across Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial insurance. This regulatory and payer misalignment and the knowledge gap is hindering patient access to technologies and services that have potential to improve outcomes for patients on home based therapies. KHI assembled a workgroup tasked with addressing the state of remote monitoring wireless health/telemedicine technology that can be utilized to treat patients with kidney disease and assessing potential clinical and economic value. This information will be used to address key regulatory, legal, legislative, and reimbursement barriers affecting the adoption and usage of such technologies. The workgroup developed a manuscript and presented their findings at a workshop. 

Perspectives from the Kidney Health Initiative on Advancing Technologies to Facilitate Remote Monitoring of Patient Self-Care in RRT