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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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Chronic Care Management’s Role in Breast Cancer Detection

October 23, 2019

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…

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ChartSpan Appoints New Board Observer, Gordon Crenshaw of Blue Heron Capital

October 9, 2019

(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…

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New Mexico Rural Hospital Network Partners with Largest Chronic Care Management Provider, ChartSpan

October 3, 2019

(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…

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