Physicians and eligible qualified healthcare professionals, are permitted to bill RTM as general medicine services. A physician or other qualified healthcare professional is defined in the CPT Codebook as “an individual who is qualified by education, training, licensure/regulation (when applicable) and facility privileging (when applicable) who performs a professional service within his/her scope of practice and independently reports that professional service.”
Accordingly, RTM codes are available for use by physical therapists (PT) and occupational therapists (OT). This is in addition to Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwifes, and Clinical Psychologists.
The new RTM codes, classified as "general medicine codes", open up opportunities for therapists, psychologists, and other eligible practitioners who cannot currently bill for RPM (as RPM is an E/M code).