ACS Diagnostics

Embracing Telehealth

  In a Post-Pandemic World

Embracing Telehealth

  In a Post-Pandemic World

The Pandemic hit the medical industry the way it did the rest of the world–completely unexpected. Doctors had to find a way to deliver medical care when patients were too scared to come into the office, so adapting to remote monitoring became a necessity.

2021 brought the evidence of this in the form of newly released CPT Codes. The Government has embraced Telehealth, releasing codes that de-emphasize long-term holter, instead offering reimbursement for real time results. ACS Diagnostics has always been an advocate for a true diagnosis, delivered by the physician, and not the “doctor-in-the-box”, where results come too easily. The new CPT Codes support ambulatory cardiac telemetry, and ACS Diagnostics is here to help you offer high quality of care, while getting the best results.

National CPT Codes*

24/48 Hour Monitoring

External Electrocardiographic recording up to 48 hours by continuous rhythm recording storage.

Code Fee Description
93224
$81
Global Code; Includes recording, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional.
93225
$20
Includes connection, recording, and disconnection
93226
$42
Includes scanning analysis with report.
93227
$19
Includes review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional.

3-7 Day Monitoring

External electrocardiographic recording more than 48 hours up to 7 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage.

Code Fee Description
93241
Not Nationally Reimbursed
Global Code; Includes recording, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation.
93242
$15
Recording: Includes connection, recording, and disconnection
93243
Not Nationally Reimbursed
Includes scanning analysis with report.
93244
$25
Includes review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional.

8-14 Day Monitoring

External electrocardiographic recording for more than 7 days up to 15 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage.

Code Fee Description
93245
Not National
Global Code; Includes recording, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation.
93246
$15
Recording: Includes connection, recording, and disconnection
93247
Not National
Includes scanning analysis with report.
93248
$27
Includes review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional.

Event Monitoring

External patient and, when performed auto activated electrocardiographic rhythm derived event recording with symptom-related memory loop with remote download capability up to 30 days, 24-hour attended monitoring.

Code Fee Description
93268
$202
Global Code: Includes transmission, review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.
93270
$9
Includes connection, recording, and disconnection
93270
$167
Includes transmission and analysis.
93272
$25
Includes review and interpretation by a physician or other qualified health care professional.

MCT Monitoring

External mobile cardiovascular telemetry with electrocardiographic recording, concurrent computerized real time data analysis and great than 24 hour of accessible ECG data storage (retrievable with query) with ecg triggered and patient selected events transmitted to a remote attended surveillance center for up to 30 days.

Code Fee Description
93228
$26
Review and interpretation with report by a physician or other qualified health care professional.
93229
$717
Technical support for connection and patient instructions for use, attended surveillance, analysis and transmission of daily and emergent data reports as prescribed by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

*Prices above reflect the national average. Prices may increase or decrease based on your state. Be sure to check cms.gov for accurate pricing for your location.

Our Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry Process

ACS Diagnostics Embraces Telehealth, You Can Too!

ECG Transmissions

The CORE12 sends patient ECG transmissions directly to our secured IDTF Laboratory for near-real-time clinical review. 

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Real Time Analysis

Our Cardiac Lab Technicians review all patient transmissions. STAT, Daily, and Full Disclosure report generation is available for physician review.

Clinicians Review

Clinicians can access reports and enroll patients via the ACSD Lab portal in the “Customer Portal” tab on acsd4u.com.

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ACSD ROI Model*

Tables are calculated at 20 tests per month times the California average.

ACS Diagnostics embraces the new CPT codes as a way to assist you with reimbursements. This model is based off of remote medicine, at twenty tests per month, based on the California average.

24/48 Hr Holter Monitoring

External Electrocardiographic recording up to 48 hours by continuous rhythm recording storage.

Reimbursement Description
$101
93224 (Global Code)
$26
93225 (Hook Up Fee)
$42
93226 (Technical Analysis)
$19
93227 (Physician Interpretation)
$101
Net Total per Test
$2,022
20 Avg. Tests per Month
$24,266
Avg. Revenue Per Year

3-7 Day Monitoring

External electrocardiographic recording more than 48 hours up to 7 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage.

Reimbursement Description
$0
93241 (Global Code)
$15
93242 (Hook Up Fee)
$0
93243 (Technical Analysis)
$25
93244 (Physician Interpretation)
($0)
24 Hour Lab Coverage Not Required
$40
Net Total per Test
$802
20 Avg. Tests per Month
$9,629
Avg. Revenue Per Year

8-14 Day Monitoring

External electrocardiographic recording for more than 7 days up to 15 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage.

Reimbursement Description
$0
93245 (Global Code)
$15
93246 (Hook Up Fee)
$0
93247 (Technical Analysis)
$27
93248 (Physician Interpretation)
($0)
24 Hour Lab Coverage Not Required
$43
Net Total per Test
$851
20 Avg. Tests per Month
$10,217
Avg. Revenue Per Year

Event Monitoring

External patient and, when performed auto activated electrocardiographic rhythm derived event recording with symptom-related memory loop with remote download capability up to 30 days, 24-hour attended monitoring.

Reimbursement Description
$234
93268 (Global Code)
$11
93270 (Hook Up Fee)
$197
93271 (Technical Analysis)
$27
93272 (Physician Interpretation)
($95)
24 Hour Lab Coverage
$139
Net Total per Test
$2,782
20 Avg. Tests per Month
$33,379
Avg. Revenue Per Year

MCT Monitoring

External mobile cardiovascular telemetry with electrocardiographic recording, concurrent computerized real time data analysis and great than 24 hour of accessible ECG data storage (retrievable with query) with ecg triggered and patient selected events transmitted to a remote attended surveillance center for up to 30 days.

Reimbursement Description
No
Global Code
No
Hook Up Fee
$790
93229 (Technical Analysis)
$28
93228 (Physician Interpretation)
($350)
24 Hour Lab Coverage
$467
Net Total per Test
$9,343
20 Avg. Tests per Month
$112,114
Avg. Revenue Per Year

*Prices above reflect the California average. Prices may increase or decrease based on your state. Be sure to check cms.gov for accurate pricing for your location.

How Telehealth Benefits Patient and Doctor

Not only is Telehealth a wave of the future, it offers financial benefit. With ACS Diagnostics, we assist you in providing quality of care, while maximizing the government’s reimbursement assistance.

Your ROI with ACS Diagnostics

Check out how ACS Diagnostics can work for you. Financial revenue is based off national average of yearly quarters, with 20 tests a month.

Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry is Key

The New CPT Codes Released by the Government Embrace Telehealth