Happy New Years! It's hard to believe that it's 2019 already.
Since the inception of CCM in 2015, the rules have been updated annually. These changes are typically the result of an open-comment period where CMS listens to feedback and suggestions. For the most part, the changes have been positive each year.
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The ThoroughCare team was excited to attend the 2018 Spring conference of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) in San Antonio Texas. The conference represented over 400 participants from Rural Health Clinics across the United States.
Note: This article was originally written in January of 2018. It has been updated on January 3, 2019 for the new 2019 Medicare Deductible. With the start of a new year, practices are ramping up their CCM programs. Patients are still working towards their "New Years Resolutions" of being healthier. Plus, with an increase of "sick visits" during these winter months, it's the perfect time to promote Annual Wellness Visits and Chronic Care Management (CCM).
When Medicare began the CCM (Chronic Care Management) program in 2015, practices everywhere benefited from profitable new incentives for managing their chronic Medicare patients.
On December, 1, 2016, athenahealth announced that ThoroughCare's CCM software is now GA (Generally Available) through the athenahealth MDP marketplace.
We are pleased to announce some major enhancements to our CCM product. Thanks to our customers for suggesting these as updates. We're always excited to make our solutions even better. Here are the details of the new enhancements:
On November 15, 2016, Medicare published their official changes to the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program beginning on January 1, 2017. There are significant new changes which will enhance the program and make it easier for practices to enroll their patients. As you know, ThoroughCare's CCM Software allows practices of any size to implement an efficient CCM program. So here's our summary of the new changes: