In Billing
Jan 12th, 2018
Your practitioners may be performing services for which they are neither being reimbursed nor receiving credit toward their quality reporting. You can help maximize their earning potential and receive credit where it’s due by pointing out these three separately payable services. Chronic Care Management Chronic conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, asthma, cancer, depression, HIV, strok...
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 ...
In Billing
Jul 25th, 2016
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 ...
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 ...
Dec 10th, 2013
The 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule, published in the Nov. 27 Federal Register, establishes preliminary guidelines for how physicians and other qualified healthcare professionals can receive separate payment for chronic care management (CCM) services furnished to Medicare patients beginning in 2015. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first introduced CCM ...