By Jon-Michial Carter, ChartSpan CEO On a cold day, last December, I traveled halfway across the country to meet with the management team of a small health system.  They were contemplating hiring my company, ChartSpan, to take over the management of their Chronic Care Management (CCM) program.  For the previous two years, the health system…

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With about 90 days left in the year that no one expected and few were prepared for, some health care providers may be wondering if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will turn their heads and ignore 2020 MIPS requirements. The truth is, although COVID-19 may have devastated many provider practices across the…

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Co-authored by Ashley Trice, AWV Product Specialist Understanding the Difference Jam is to jelly, crocodile is to alligator, pill is to tablet, annual physical is to annual wellness visit… right? All of these things are commonly used interchangeably, yet they have fundamental differences that make them absolutely NOT the same. The only way to ensure…

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(Greenville, South Carolina) – September 1, 2020 – ChartSpan, the largest, turnkey chronic care management provider in the U.S., has announced a partnership with Health Initiatives Consulting (HIC), a value-based care consulting firm.  HIC consultants partner with clients that are eager to develop the competencies needed to accelerate the shift to a value-based care delivery…

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Chronic Care Management Program

Real talk about running a real Chronic Care Management (CCM) program Written by Kim Giroski, Implementation Specialist Congratulations! You’ve made the smart decision to outsource your Chronic Care Management (CCM) program. You signed the contract, followed the process, and enrolled patients. But why doesn’t it feel successful? Sure, you’re seeing reimbursements start to flow, but…

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ChartSpan Turnkey CCM

More than 40% of the US population is affected by chronic conditions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines chronic conditions as those in which the patient is at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline, and are expected to last until the death of the patient. It only makes sense…

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In order to evaluate the success of any program, there are several factors to consider. You must establish and monitor KPIs, have ready access to meaningful data, and commit to measuring value and ROI to determine success. Chronic Care Management (CCM) programs are no different; they require a deep level of analysis to understand patient…

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By Jon-Michial Carter, CEO-ChartSpan Have you ever dreamt of hosting a party only to have no one show up? Well, maybe not no one, but hardly anyone? That’s how policymakers at Medicare feel. Only, it’s not a dream. In 2011, CMS (the policymakers at Medicare) used years of compelling patient research to validate the value…

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(Greenville, South Carolina) – April 21, 2020 – ChartSpan, the largest, managed chronic care management vendor in the U.S., has announced a partnership with the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS), a nonprofit membership organization of twenty-one Community Health Centers (CHCs) throughout Mississippi. CHCAMS’ centers provide healthcare for more than 308,000 underserved patients in…

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ChartSpan Chronic Care Management Company

By Jon-Michial Carter, CEO-ChartSpan Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program is one of the most important and promising value-based care programs the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has established. It’s also a program that is broken and plagued with dysfunction. I have a pulpit to tell this story from because I am fortunate…

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The spread of COVID-19 has caused massive concern across the United States. As toilet paper and other necessities are stripped from the aisles in panic over the virus, the level of worry is skyrocketing, especially for senior citizens who are the most vulnerable. Not everyone has someone to turn to during this time of uncertainty…

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CMS launched the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program in 2015, in an effort to better coordinate care for their Medicare enrollees and for the purpose of bending the cost curve. CCM has been a strong force in Medicare’s preventative care efforts and has proven significant cost savings and improved outcomes. Many providers fail to distinguish…

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Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums – The Unavoidable  For anyone who has owned or run a healthcare delivery organization, medical malpractice insurance is just part of the game. It is a necessary cost item that protects both patients and providers. However, the burden of escalating premiums in the double-digit range is bearing down on the independent…

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CMS published its Final Rule on the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule on November 15, 2019. The massive 2,000+ page document was packed full of changes, but some of the more notable changes came in the sections addressing payments for care management services, such as Chronic Care Management (CCM), Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM) and Transitional Care…

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Did you know that Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions account for 93%* of total Medicare spending? Nearly five years ago, Medicare launched a new benefit called Chronic Care Management (CCM) along with several new CPT codes to encourage providers to engage in preventative care practices with their chronically ill patient populations. But the…

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(Greenville, South Carolina) – November 20, 2019 – ChartSpan, the market-leading vendor in chronic care management (CCM) services, has announced a national distribution partnership with Healthmonix, the country’s largest provider of quality and MIPS reporting and healthcare data analytics.  ChartSpan offers a turn-key service for CCM, Annual Wellness Visits, and MIPS/quality management. Their bundled offering…

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In a recent Porter Research study, nearly half (47%) of RHCs reported that they do not offer a chronic care management (CCM) program to their patients, even though the program offers $67/patient/ month* in much-needed recurring revenue. It’s a stunning statistic considering CMS claims data shows patients enrolled in a CCM program cost less and…

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(Greenville, South Carolina) – October 30, 2019 – ChartSpan, the largest managed provider of chronic care management (CCM) services, has worked alongside Essential Seminars for Physicians, LLC (ES4P) to create the curriculum for the first-ever Chronic Care Management Continuing Medical Education (CME) course. The course was reviewed and accredited by the Johns Hopkins University School…

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This value-based care glossary will give you any definitions you need to know about chronic care management, annual wellness visits, or MIPS. Chronic Care Management (CCM) Chronic care management includes the oversight and educational activities conducted by health care professionals to help patients with chronic diseases and health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure,…

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Top Myths about Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit Benefit Nearly 10 years ago, CMS announced that Medicare patients would have the opportunity to benefit from Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs), which included the creation of a personalized care plan to help patients focus on preventative care practices and holistic patient wellness. To compensate physicians for the time…

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What is Chronic Care Management? What questions should I ask about a CCM program? Chronic care management (CCM) should be a foundational element for virtually every primary care provider who delivers care to Medicare patients today, especially given the fact that Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions account for 93% of total Medicare spending.…

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ChartSpan Clinicians

At ChartSpan, breast cancer awareness month is more than just pink outfits and ribbons. We understand the best way to tackle breast cancer head-on is through early detection. That is why as part of our chronic care management program, we conduct regular breast cancer screenings to make sure patients are scheduling and attending their mammograms. …

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Gordon Crenshaw ChartSpan Board Observer

(Greenville, South Carolina) – October 9, 2019 – ChartSpan, the largest fully-managed chronic care management company in the United States, has appointed Gordon Crenshaw as a Board Observer. Gordon is currently a Principal at Blue Heron Capital, where he focuses on working with healthcare and technology-enabled businesses. Blue Heron Capital is part of the five-investor…

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(Greenville, South Carolina) – October 3, 2019 – New Mexico Rural Hospital Network (NMRHN), a statewide organization among independent, rural, nonprofit hospitals in New Mexico, has announced they have selected ChartSpan as their exclusive Chronic Care Management partner. ChartSpan is the largest healthcare managed service provider of chronic care management (CCM) programs in the U.S.…

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Austin Poole BIP Capital ChartSpan

(Greenville, South Carolina) – October 1, 2019 – ChartSpan, the largest fully-managed provider of chronic care management, has appointed Austin Poole as a Board Observer. Austin is currently a Senior Associate at BIP Capital, where he leads investments in the Healthcare IT and FinTech. BIP Capital is ChartSpan’s lead investor in a recent Series A…

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Allen Hobbs ChartSpan

(Greenville, South Carolina) – September 25, 2019 – ChartSpan, the largest chronic care management company in the United States, has announced that Allen Hobbs, former President of Conifer Health Physician Services, has been appointed as its new Strategic Advisory Board Chairman. Allen is a highly experienced senior executive in the healthcare space. Prior to his…

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Annie McCoy

(Greenville, South Carolina) – September 9, 2019 – ChartSpan, the leading provider of fully-managed chronic care management programs in the U.S, today announced the appointment of Annie McCoy as its new Chief Growth Officer. Annie was most recently Vice President and Managing Principal with The Advisory Board Company, which was acquired by Optum/UnitedHealth Group in…

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Jared Fletcher ChartSpan

(Greenville, South Carolina) – September 4, 2019 – ChartSpan, the national leader in Chronic Care Management, today announced the appointment of Jared Fletcher as its new Chief Operating Officer. Jared is the former Vice President of Strategy for Lennar Homes, the largest homebuilder in the U.S. Most recently, he served as President of Titlezoom, a…

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Troy Yoder ChartSpan

(Greenville, South Carolina) – August 29, 2019 – ChartSpan, the largest Chronic Care Management provider in the United States, has announced the appointment of Troy Yoder to its Strategic Advisory Board. Troy currently leads Cisco Healthcare in the Americas where he advises Fortune 500 customers on applied healthcare technology. Prior to joining Cisco, he held…

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Sarath Degala

(Greenville, South Carolina) – August 26, 2019 – ChartSpan, the largest Chronic Care Management provider in the United States, has announced that Sarath Degala, Senior Vice President of BIP Capital, has been appointed to its new Board of Directors. BIP Capital is the leader of a five investor syndicate group that recently closed a $15…

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(Greenville, South Carolina) – August 19, 2019 – BSC Capital Partners, an affiliate of Nashville-based investment banking firm Bailey Southwell & Co., announced that it participated in a Series A round of capital in ChartSpan Medical Technologies, Inc. The firm is part of a five-investor syndicate led by BIP Capital. ChartSpan is the largest healthcare…

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(Greenville, South Carolina) – August 15, 2019 – C&B Capital, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced their investment in a series A round of capital in ChartSpan Medical Technologies, Inc. The firm is part of a five-investor syndicate. ChartSpan is the largest healthcare managed service provider for chronic care management programs in the U.S. ChartSpan…

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Greenville

(Greenville, South Carolina) – August 12, 2019 – Blue Heron Capital, a growth equity firm based in Richmond, Virginia, has announced its investment in a Series A round in ChartSpan Medical Technologies, Inc. The firm is part of a five-investor syndicate. ChartSpan is the largest healthcare managed service provider of chronic care management programs in…

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Greenville

(Greenville, South Carolina) – June 6, 2019 – Atlanta-based BIP Capital has announced they are planting roots in Greenville, South Carolina after closing their first venture capital investment in the Upstate. The venture firm will be establishing an office at NEXT on Main, located at the Bank of America building in downtown Greenville. BIP Capital…

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