Medicare’s Chronic Care Management Program is Good News for Patients and Providers

Medicare pays physicians for CCM

Medicare’s Chronic Care Management Program is Good News for Patients and Providers

This month in CB Advantage -- This innovative program from CMS aims to improve care of patients with chronic diseases and increase practice revenue.

By Eric Christ, CEO PracticeAdmin

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chronic care management (CCM) incentive program, which launched January 1, 2015, is good news for primary care practitioners and other providers who offer chronic care management. Through this new incentive program, Medicare pays providers for non face-to-face chronic care management. This is care which they have likely already been providing.

The CMS final rule updates payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. By offering these incentives to manage chronic care patients, CMS is taking steps to improve the quality of healthcare and cut costs.

For billing companies, this is information you’ll want to share with your medical practice clients. The opportunity to increase revenue for you and your practice is significant.

Read complete article in BC Advantage Magazine

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