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...
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 ...
May 1st, 2013
Reporting post-discharge transitional care management services correctly depends on conflicting guidance. By Maryann C. Palmeter, CPC, CENTC and Cynthia Stewart, CPC, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CCS-P CPT® 2013 introduced two new codes to describe post-discharge transitional care management (TCM) services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes these codes, but reporting requirem...