In recognition of the importance of chronic disease management and the impact that it has on health care expenses and outcomes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has started paying monthly reimbursements for chronic care management (CCM) services. Released on January 1st 2015, CPT code 99490 pays approximately $42 per month to providers… Continue reading What is chronic care management?
The on-going list of chronic illnesses can seem endless and the risk of developing at least one condition is inevitable for many individuals. However, a personalized care plan can be a difference maker for patients in preventing or minimizing the effects of their chronic illnesses. Consequently, a requirement to bill for Medicare’s Chronic Care Management… Continue reading Care Planning for Chronic Care Management CPT Code 99490
1. Whose time counts towards the 20 minute requirement? Aside from physicians and non-physician practitioners, such as Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Certified Nurse Midwives, Clinical Nurse Specialists, services provided by clinical staff incident to the physician or billing practitioner count towards the 20 minute requirement as well. While there is some variation on a state… Continue reading 18 questions most healthcare organizations have about chronic care management