Part 1: Understand payable services for billing chronic care management. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes chronic care management (CCM) as a critical component of primary care that contributes to better health. Although primary care practitioners may bill CCM most frequently, specialty practitioners may provide and bill CCM, in certain circumstances. CCM ...
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Medicare allows separate payment under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for non-face-to-face care coordination services furnished on or after Jan. 1, 2015, to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes and depression). With only one code describing chronic care management (CCM), coding is straightforward. This may change in 2017. Proposed Changes In the 2017 ...
You’re probably performing these services already, and now Medicare will reimburse you. By Melissa Tescher, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Effective January 1, 2015, Medicare pays for non-face-to-face services performed for chronic care management (CCM). This is great news because many providers already offer these services, and now they can be paid accordingly. Medicare will pay $40.39, ...
Get the skinny on updates to weigh your best coding options in the new year. by Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CPB, CPMA, CPPM, CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC and G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC CPT® 2015 introduces more than 250 new Category I and III codes, and almost as many revised and deleted codes. We’ll evaluate many of the ...