Who can benefit from using TytoPro?
TytoPro is designed for use by professionals to share examination data, obtain a specialist consult or second opinion, and support remote examination needs. Pediatricians, internists, remote physicians and nurses, school nurses, EMT professionals, home care professionals, and urgent care facilities are just some of the use cases where TytoPro can be most beneficial.
What is the difference between TytoPro and TytoHome?
TytoPro is designed for professional use. It has an extended battery life and includes a headset for listening to heart and lung sounds, initial set of disposables for the otoscope and tongue depressor, and specific flexible software designed for clinician use. TytoPro can be used with an unlimited number of patients and can be integrated into clinician workflow and EHR systems. TytoHome is designed for less frequent use by consumers and has self-guidance software to ensure accuracy and ease of use.
What do I need to use Tyto in my office?
All Tyto products require a smartphone or tablet and a Wi-Fi internet connection or hotspot. Physicians review exams, communicate with patients, and conduct live telehealth exams using the Clinician Dashboard, which runs on a standard browser on your laptop.
How does Tyto transmit data?
Data is transmitted via a secure Wi-Fi internet connection. Exam data is sent via an encrypted secure network and stored on our HIPAA-compliant cloud platform. Only you and your patients can determine who can access these medical records.
Is Tyto FDA cleared?
The Tyto stethoscope is FDA cleared, and all TytoCare devices fully comply with FDA regulatory requirements.
Is Tyto HIPAA-compliant?
Yes, all exam data capture, storage, and transmission is done so on a HIPAA-compliant platform.
Is Tyto available outside the U.S.?
Yes, Tyto is available outside the U.S. Tyto has CE mark, approval from Health Canada, and AMAR approval for sale in Israel.
How can I purchase Tyto products?
Please click on “Get Tyto” in the upper-right corner of this website and fill out a request to be contacted by a Tyto sales professional.
What exams can I do with Tyto?
Using Tyto, you can perform the following exams on patients: (1) heart auscultations, (2) lung sounds, (3) stomach/GI sounds, (4) throat images/video, (5) ear images/video, (6) skin images, (7) body temperature, and (8) heart rate. TytoHome and TytoPro have a patented, high-quality digital camera for taking pictures and videos of the ear, throat, and skin; a digital no-touch infrared basal thermometer; a digital stethoscope with bell and diaphragm filtering capabilities; an otoscope; and a detachable, disposable tongue depressor. TytoClinic also comes with a blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter. All Tyto products have open APIs so further exams can easily be added if needed.
How long does the TytoPro battery last?
The battery will typically last a full day of exams. Full recharging takes approximately two hours.
What if I already have a telehealth platform? Can I still use Tyto?
Yes. TytoCare is designed to provide an end-to-end solution for those who need it or to be integrated into existing telehealth platforms. If you already have a telehealth platform, TytoCare can integrate into your current solution and work with your institution’s needs. We provide this as part of our TytoLink™ integration services.
Do you integrate with EHR systems?
Yes, TytoCare can integrate with most EHR systems. We provide this as part of our TytoLink™ integration services. We also have integration solutions with existing EHR partners. Please talk with a Tyto sales professional to learn more about these partnerships.
Is the Tyto device calibrated?
Each Tyto device is calibrated fully during the manufacturing process. The only device that requires periodical calibration is the Tyto basal thermometer. Tyto will prompt you when calibration is necessary, and the process takes less than one minute to complete.
What tests were done to ensure accuracy of the exams?
TytoCare products have passed an extensive validation and verification process as part of the product release process. In addition, the products have passed multiple performance bench tests versus comparable devices to ensure similar or superior results. The Tyto Stethoscope is FDA cleared and all other devices comply with FDA requirements. Tyto also has the CE mark, Health Canada regulatory approval, and AMAR approval in Israel.
Can patients get reimbursed for the device?
Yes. The device is a reimbursable HSA and FSA expense. Additionally, certain health plans or providers may choose to reimburse or subsidize the device cost for select populations. For more information please reach out directly to your insurance provider.
Can I get reimbursed for telehealth visits when using TytoPro on patients?
Many payers already reimburse for home telehealth visits. These payment policies vary by state and by payer. Where payment policies support the home as an originating site, telehealth visits supported by examination tools that replicate the in-person visit, such as TytoCare, are more likely to receive higher reimbursement rates when documented in the record of the examination. For more information on reimbursement policies and state laws, and to view helpful links, please see our reimbursement overview.
How much can I expect to get reimbursed from a TytoCare telehealth exam?
With Tyto you will be able to conduct multiple physical exams during a remote telehealth session and confidently diagnose more conditions, which should enable you to obtain a higher level of reimbursement. In payment-parity states you would be legally entitled to the same reimbursement as you would get for an in-office exam. In other states, high clinical quality telemedicine exams—such as on demand medical exams provided by Tyto—factor in significantly with payers when defining reimbursement policies.
How do I bill for a telehealth visit?
The same as you do today for an in-office visit, with an additional GT modifier that represents a telemedicine visit. For example, a new consultation that is “via interactive audio and video telecommunications systems” would be submitted as 99201 GT.
Where can I learn more about telehealth reimbursement in my state?
Please review our reimbursement overview; there are a number of links to reimbursement laws in each state, as well as Medicare and Medicaid telehealth laws.