Medicare coverage for telehealth with Motus devices is now allowing patients to regain access to healthcare, Motus Nova reports.

With changes in coverage, physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) are providing care remotely using Motus Home Hand and Foot Mentor devices and are reimbursed for the same CPT codes used during in-person clinical visits. For most patients, co-pays are also waived reducing out of pocket costs.

Motus devices allow PTs and OTs to conduct rehabilitation remotely with patients without physical contact or infection risk. Similar to Da Vinci Robotic Systems for surgeons, Hand and Foot Mentors are robotic devices controlled by the therapist from a remote location and act as the hands, ears and eyes of the therapist to help evaluate  the needs of their patients.

PTs and OTs are then able to monitor movement and provide skilled interventions through the devices. In real time, PTs or OTs can diagnose movement limitations stemming from impairments in dexterity, range of motion, and strength, Motus Nova explains in a media release.

Clinicians are conducting skilled telehealth sessions with the device twice a week on average. To maximize patient care, clinicians are also assigning therapeutic exercises for patients to complete with the guidance of the device’s AI on days without telehealth visits. 

Motus Home Mentor devices are FDA Class I devices currently used in hospitals and clinics throughout the United States. To conduct reimbursable Telehealth with Motus devices, licensed PTs and OTs need to complete a 2-hour remote training program with Motus Home Hand and Foot Mentor systems, per the release.

For more information and how to participate in telehealth rehabilitation, visit Motus Nova.

[Source(s): Motus Nova, PR Newswire]