How Private Practices Can Expand Diabetes Care

Financial Impact of Diabetes in the U.S.

The staggering impact of diabetes on our healthcare system cannot be understated. The most recent research from the American Diabetes Association estimates that the total cost of diagnosed diabetes has risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007 -- a 41 percent increase in diabetes spend over a five year period.

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Decoding the Proposed Changes to Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM)

As the need for solutions to America’s chronic disease epidemic only grows more pressing, Medicare’s CCM program reimburses doctors for helping patients to better manage their multiple chronic conditions.

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New CMS Updates on Chronic Care Management CPT 99490

The Center for Medicare & Medicate Services (CMS) has recently published updates to their frequently asked questions about billing medicare for chronic care management services. The most recent version comes as of March 17, 2016. The nine page PFD outlines common questions around the physician fee schedule and chronic care management (CCM) and hospital outpatient payment systems. To keep you up to date with chronic care management requirements & compliance we have included a few highlights below. The entire PDF can be viewed on the cms.gov website here.

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Requirements For Chronic Care Management — Infographic

Chronic care management (CCM) is the the care of patients that have chronic diseases and health conditions. Starting in 2015, Medicare started to pay providers for non-face-to-face care coordination. This enabled physicians to create comprehensive care management plans for patients with chronic diseases.

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How is Chronic Care Management Defined?

Chronic care management (CCM) is defined as the the care of patients that have chronic diseases and health conditions. Starting in 2015, Medicare started to pay providers for non-face-to-face care coordination. This enabled physicians to create comprehensive care management plans for patients with chronic diseases.

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