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The Top Ten Things You Should Know Before Billing CPT 99490

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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Your Patients Want a Turnkey Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program. Are you listening?

There is little doubt your health system or practice understands the value of providing preventative patient care. The Medicare armada of preventive services and shared savings programs has set sail…and it seems everyone is on board. But at what cost? The proverbial question seems to be what infrastructure and labor is required to be successful…

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How Chronic Care Management Programs Help Patients Suffering from Loneliness

Loneliness: An Expanding Health Epidemic The percentage of elderly people who live alone is much larger in the U.S. than in other countries. In fact, nearly double the percentage of people aged 60 and older live alone in the U.S. compared to other countries. Elsewhere, it is common to live with family members as age…

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Why measuring patient satisfaction is critical to your CCM program

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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Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit Program Is on Life Support

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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