Did you know that you can be paid for care you’re probably already providing under CMS’ new chronic care management program starting in 2015? It’s some long-needed good news for primary care practitioners and others who provide chronic care management, but make sure you understand the parameters of the program so that you receive your reimbursement. It’s especially important to explain the chronic care management program to your patients and get a signed agreement that outlines what you will provide.
In our new infographic, you can see at a glance what the requirements are and what you need to do. The infographic answers important questions on chronic care management coding including:
- How you can get paid for chronic care management
- What you need to do
- What the Patient Agreement must explain
- What the timeline is
- And more
Get started with this overview, and then request our free white paper guide for additional details.
The chronic care management program include conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes, heart failure, and hypertension. With 68.4 percent of Medicare beneficiaries having two or more chronic conditions, this is an easy way to receive additional revenue for something you’re already doing. As such, having a reliable EHR software that can aid you with billing for and recording chronic care management is a must. A certified EHR is will continue to remain a requirement by CMS in creating a structured clinical summary record, electronically capturing care plan information, providing care plan related documents to the beneficiary, formatting clinical summaries as per CCM guidelines, and more.
- American Medical Group Association Summary of Key Provisions – Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2015
- Medicare Program Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule – See section K for Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services
- CMS proposes payment for chronic care management in 2015