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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Health Risk Assessment…

November 23, 2020

When a patient visits his or her healthcare provider, it’s typically because of a sickness or an ailment. The provider will perform a series of short examinations and will ask questions about current symptoms. The purpose of the visit is to address the sickness or ailment – but most likely…

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diabetes and chronic care management

How Chronic Care Management can Lend a Helping Hand for Diabetics

November 2, 2020

Are you faced with managing diabetes day-to-day? If so, you are not alone.  Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in the U.S, affecting one in every five Americans aged 65 and older. Diabetes affects all ages, and as our country grows, the disease spreads along with it.…

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Why Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

October 30, 2020

A candid conversation about RPM By Jon-Michial Carter, CEO-ChartSpan The steady stream of effusive praise for Medicare’s new Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program seems endless. Beware. These headlines are baloney.   Background Medicare’s Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) program uses digital devices and technology, in a patient’s own home, to collect medical…

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The Must-Have Checklist for a Successful Medicare AWV Program

October 26, 2020

So, you think you’re ready to launch an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) program. You understand the benefits and are excited to get started. But do you understand the challenges involved in running a successful Medicare AWV program? If you don’t, you and your team are headed towards wasting a lot…

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Wait! CCM Can Be Profitable?

October 14, 2020

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…

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MIPS 2020 Countdown: 90 Days Until “Show Time”

October 2, 2020

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…

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Medicare Annual Wellness Visit vs Annual Physical

September 28, 2020

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.…

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ChartSpan Announces Partnership with Health Initiatives Consulting

September 1, 2020

(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…

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Chronic Care Management Program

Failure to Launch

August 27, 2020

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…

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The Top Ten Things You Should Know Before Billing CPT 99490

August 12, 2020

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…

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