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AdvaMed, CTA Host Congressional Briefing on Remote Patient Monitoring

Washington, D.C. – Today, AdvaMed, the Medtech Association, and Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® hosted a Congressional Digital Health Caucus briefing on remote patient monitoring (RPM) in coordination with Caucus co-chairs Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) and Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL).

“The medtech industry’s top priority is ensuring patients, regardless of their zip code, have access to affordable, lifesaving tests and treatments,” said Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of AdvaMed, the Medtech Association. “We appreciate the leadership of Reps. Balderson and Kelly on key provisions such as Remote Patient Monitoring, a bipartisan proposal that enables patients and their providers to better monitor and treat diseases. We also thank the Consumer Technology Association for partnering with us to host this successful Congressional briefing.”

 “We are grateful to Reps. Balderson, Kelly and the members of Congress working to make care more accessible and affordable through remote patient monitoring,” said CTA Director of Digital Health Catherine Pugh. “As we face a health care provider shortage, we believe RPM plays a critical role in ensuring people in every community across America have access to care.”

Remote patient monitoring allows health care providers to monitor patients at their home or anywhere outside the traditional health care setting, has given patients in rural and underserved communities better access to monitoring and treatment for both acute and chronic conditions. These technologies, developed by AdvaMed members, includes wearable devices and internet-enabled devices that can be used to detect and measure a range of conditions from cardiovascular disease to diabetes, among others, at an early stage.

“The Congressional Digital Health Caucus has energized Capitol Hill, bringing together Republicans, Democrats, and key leaders in the health care industry,” said Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12). “Modernizing America’s health care system means embracing new technologies. With remote patient monitoring, it’s possible to increase access to quality, affordable care and improve health outcomes.” 

“Remote patient monitoring presents a crucial new frontier for improving health outcomes and enabling early detection, especially for rural constituents in my district who have difficulty accessing specialized medicine,” said Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02). “I am grateful to CTA and AdvaMed for their collaboration with the Congressional Digital Health Caucus as we work to educate Congress on the latest developments in digital health.”

Following a presentation on RPM from AdvaMed’s Kirsten Tullia, Senior Vice President of Payment and Health Care Delivery Policy, CTA’s Catherine Pugh led a panel discussion focused on how lawmakers and policymakers can help improve access to RPM devices and technologies. Panel participants included:

Last year, AdvaMed released a report on strategies to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to AI and other software tools. As part of the report, the first of its kind, AdvaMed suggested CMS take into consideration the unique attributes and costs of expanding the use of RPM and other digital communications between patients and providers and improve payment mechanisms to support these new technologies.

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