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Your Patients Want a Turnkey Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program. Are You Listening?

July 28, 2020

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…

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How Chronic Care Management Programs Help Patients Suffering from Loneliness

July 23, 2020

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…

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Why measuring patient satisfaction is critical to your CCM program

June 8, 2020

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…

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Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit Program Is on Life Support

May 14, 2020

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…

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ChartSpan Announces Partnership with the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi (CHCAMS)

April 21, 2020

(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…

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The Chronic Care Management (CCM) Problem…That No One Wants to Talk About

April 6, 2020

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…

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How ChartSpan is Supporting Patients During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 13, 2020

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…

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Chronic Care Management versus Case Management

March 10, 2020

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.…

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Can CCM Services Help Providers with Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums?

December 20, 2019

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…

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CMS Doubles Down on Care Management Programs in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule

December 9, 2019

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…

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