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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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Myth Buster: Our Practice Can Manage our CCM Program Ourselves

December 2, 2019

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…

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ChartSpan Announces Partnership Agreement with Healthmonix

November 20, 2019

(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…

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The State of Chronic Care Management in Rural Health Centers

November 13, 2019

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…

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ChartSpan, ES4P, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine announce offering the first-ever Chronic Care Management CME Course

October 30, 2019

(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…

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Value-Based Care Glossary

October 30, 2019

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…

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MythBusters: Annual Wellness Visits Require “A Visit”

October 30, 2019

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…

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10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a CCM Provider

October 30, 2019

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…

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