American Medical News: How physicians can get paid for care coordination
Due to new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes, almost any practice can bill for coordinating the care of patients discharged from a hospital or with multiple chronic conditions, even without having to officially transform into a patient-centered medical home or become a part of an accountable care organization (ACO). A recent article published in American Medical News outlines this opportunity for physician practices and the steps involved in this process of care coordination. AAPC Director of Education Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC, is quoted in this article regarding the tracking of actual time spent coordinating care.
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