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News and insights about medicare's preventive and wellness programs and improving health outcomes for patients.

Daniel Godla

Dan is the Founder and CEO of ThoroughCare

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Chronic Care Management

CCM for Rural Health Clinics (Updates & Trends)

By: Daniel Godla
May 28th, 2019

The ThoroughCare team was excited to attend the conference of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) in San Antonio Texas last spring. The conference represented over 400 participants from Rural Health Clinics across the United States. We noticed 

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Chronic Care Management | 2019 Updates

CCM Codes 2019

By: Daniel Godla
May 28th, 2019

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. Continue reading to find out about the changes for 2019. 

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2019 Updates

ThoroughCare announces 4 new weekly webinars for January 2019

By: Daniel Godla
January 3rd, 2019

Happy New Years!  It's hard to believe that it's 2019 already.  

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Medicare | Chronic Care Management

CCM and the Medicare Deductible

By: Daniel Godla
January 29th, 2018

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).

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Medicare | Chronic Care Management | 2018 Updates

RHCs and FQHCs are finally the winners in the yearly battle for better CCM Reimbursements

By: Daniel Godla
December 11th, 2017

When Medicare began the CCM (Chronic Care Management) program in 2015, practices everywhere benefited from profitable new incentives for managing their chronic Medicare patients.

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ThoroughCare - now GA with athenahealth

By: Daniel Godla
December 5th, 2016

On December, 1, 2016, athenahealth announced that ThoroughCare's CCM software is now GA (Generally Available) through the athenahealth MDP marketplace.

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New Call tracking and ICD-10 enhancements released

By: Daniel Godla
November 27th, 2016

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:

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2017 updates | Medicare | Chronic Care Management

Significant CCM program Changes for 2017 - released by CMS

By: Daniel Godla
November 17th, 2016

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:

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