Physicians Practice: New Payment for Chronic Care Management Services

The 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule notes preliminary guidelines for receiving separate payment for chronic care management (CCM) services given to Medicare patients, beginning in 2015. One of AAPC’s executive editors, Renee Dustman, recently authored an article for Physicians Practice in which she describes the guidelines and standards outlined by the MPFS final rule for receiving separate CCM payments.
“Under the 2015 MPFS, [the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] will separately pay for CCM services provided to Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months, or until the death of the patient, that place the patient at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline,” she says.
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