Patient Success Stories – Volume I

At TimeDoc Health, our enrollment department is a trailblazing part of our team. They get patients excited about enrolling in our partner providers’ virtual care management programs. They can sometimes get overlooked because they are the first stepping stone in our process, being the initial contact for patients before moving them to their care manager… Continue reading Patient Success Stories – Volume I

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

Chronic Care Management (CCM) and CPT Codes: 99490, 99439, 99487, 99489, 99491

What is a CPT Code? Current Procedural Terminology (CPT codes) are numbers assigned to every task and service a provider administers to a patient, including medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. Insurers use these codes to determine the amount of reimbursement that a practitioner will receive from an insurer for that service. What is a reimbursement?… Continue reading Chronic Care Management (CCM) and CPT Codes: 99490, 99439, 99487, 99489, 99491

Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) and CPT Codes: 99492, 99493, 99494,99484

What is a CPT Code? Current Procedural Terminology (CPT codes) are numbers assigned to every task and service a provider administers to a patient, including medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. Insurers use these codes to determine the amount of reimbursement that a practitioner will receive from an insurer for that service. What is a reimbursement? … Continue reading Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) and CPT Codes: 99492, 99493, 99494,99484

RPM Billing Explained: Billing for CPT Codes 99453, 99454, 99457 & 99458

What is a CPT Code? Current Procedural Terminology (CPT codes) are numbers assigned to every task and service a provider administers to a patient, including medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. Insurers use these codes to determine the amount of reimbursement that a practitioner will receive from an insurer for that service. What is a reimbursement? … Continue reading RPM Billing Explained: Billing for CPT Codes 99453, 99454, 99457 & 99458

Virtual Care Management: Entering the New Era of Healthcare

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, go to the grocery store, how we interact with our family and friends, how we use technology, and even how we go to the doctors’ office when we need care.  It is crystal clear that the world has changed since March 2020 by becoming increasingly… Continue reading Virtual Care Management: Entering the New Era of Healthcare

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

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