Patients, Providers, Community All Benefit from Medicare Care Coordination Program

Patients, Providers, Community All Benefit from Medicare Care Coordination Program

Care Coordination (Part 3) Dr. Karen Smith, a family practitioner in Raeford, NC, is the perfect illustration of why Medicare’s Chronic Care Management program (CCM) is a large step in the right direction. In fact, the program is a triple win: providers get paid for work they were doing but not getting paid for, patients get better care, and the overall community lowers its healthcare costs. Dr. Smith freely admits she and her staff were not being paid for the...

PracticeSuite Set to Offer Physicians End-to-End Chronic Care Management

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., June 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just when our elderly need more robust care and better care coordination, Medicare has created a program that allows physicians to bill for the level of care required by patients with two or more chronic conditions.

Chronic Care Management & Better Care Coordination

Chronic Care Management & Better Care Coordination

Care Coordination (Part 2) In our last post, we dove into the details of CMS’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program, which pays providers to deliver coordinated care to Medicare and dual-eligible patients with two or more chronic conditions. In this post, we’ll look at all the benefits to patients and providers. First and foremost, this program helps providers get paid for care management work they may not have billed for in the past. Additional benefits include: More comprehensive care. By...

Chronic Care Management, Value Based & Billable

Chronic Care Management, Value Based & Billable

Care Coordination 2.0 (Part 1) CMS care initiative programs are finally rewarding doctors for work they’ve been doing all along, namely Chronic Care Management (CCM), and there’s a renewed interest in care coordination as providers and payers realize its significance in patient outcomes. With chronic care patients benefiting the most—and two-thirds of Medicare patients are shown to have two or more chronic conditions—CMS is putting its money where its mouth is and paying providers to deliver coordinated care. CPT code 99490 ...