How to Choose a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Company

Every day, clinicians diagnose patients with chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes and prescribe medications to help patients treat and manage those conditions. In many cases, simply prescribing medications isn’t enough.  Plenty of patients have comorbidities that make treating chronic conditions more complex and require disease-specific treatment plans. Unfortunately, nothing can guarantee… Continue reading How to Choose a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Company

How to Choose a Chronic Care Management Company

Patients who have at least two chronic conditions, defined as conditions that will last for at least 12 months or until the patient’s death, are eligible for chronic care management (CCM) services. CCM services allow a patient to receive optimal care. The services include developing a comprehensive care plan that outlines the goals of a… Continue reading How to Choose a Chronic Care Management Company

Cellular Enabled vs. Bluetooth RPM Devices

When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the health care industry had to find ways to serve patients without requiring them to break their quarantines. Non-essential face-to-face visits had to be reduced, which gave rise to telehealth. Unfortunately, telehealth visits lacked the necessary health vitals that are needed to aid in clinical decision-making. Remote patient monitoring… Continue reading Cellular Enabled vs. Bluetooth RPM Devices

Behavioral Health Integration: Why should PCP’s act now?

Behavioral health continues to top the list of issues that plague the health of so many elderly Americans, and the added complexity of a global pandemic further complicates this issue. But as the number of lives impacted by behavioral health continues to rise, the harsh reality is that most adults impacted by these types of… Continue reading Behavioral Health Integration: Why should PCP’s act now?

FQHCs need to intervene for their Medicare patients that are being left behind in the vaccine race

With limited doses available in the first phase of vaccination, the demand to provide this life-saving immunization to our elderly population far outweighs the current supply.  And whether health centers are self-administering the vaccine or referring patients offsite, one thing has become increasingly evident: our healthcare system is set up to favor vaccination for those… Continue reading FQHCs need to intervene for their Medicare patients that are being left behind in the vaccine race

TimeDoc Health Raises $2.5M to Accelerate Innovation and Scaling of Chronic Care Management Platform

Grand Ventures led the raise with participation from Serra Ventures and Break Trail Ventures CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TimeDoc Health, Inc. provides healthcare organizations with technology and digital nursing services to coordinate care for their chronically-ill patients on a continuous, monthly basis. The TimeDoc Care Management platform is being used by healthcare organizations in over… Continue reading TimeDoc Health Raises $2.5M to Accelerate Innovation and Scaling of Chronic Care Management Platform

Meet 5 Chicago Tech Companies on the COVID-19 Front Lines

They’re looking into 3D-printing N95 and N80 masks. They’re providing medical professionals with personal protective equipment made in-house. They’re distributing fanny-packs stuffed with medical supplies to healthcare providers.  Tech companies across the nation are stepping up in the face of the novel coronavirus, and Chicago businesses are no exception.  The following five tech companies are… Continue reading Meet 5 Chicago Tech Companies on the COVID-19 Front Lines

TimeDoc Health Secures $5.7 Million Series A Financing Round

Aims to Meet High Demand for Virtual Care Management Services CHICAGO, May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — TimeDoc, Inc., the Virtual Care Management platform that enables the leading healthcare providers to manage their chronic care population, has completed a $5.7 million Series A round of financing. Vocap Investment Partners led the investment round, with participation from existing and new investors… Continue reading TimeDoc Health Secures $5.7 Million Series A Financing Round

What is chronic care management?

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?

Care Planning for Chronic Care Management CPT Code 99490

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