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

Russ Godek

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2021 Medicare CPT Codes for Chronic Care Management

By: Russ Godek
June 30th, 2021

Due to Chronic Care Management (CCM) still being underutilized by healthcare providers, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) added new Common Procedural Technology (CPT) codes to incentivize more providers to offer CCM.

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Care Management Software Pricing: Answering The Top 5 Questions

By: Russ Godek
March 3rd, 2021

When shopping for software online, you’ve probably found it extremely hard to come by thorough and transparent pricing information.

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How to Choose the Best Remote Patient Monitoring Devices and Options For Your Practice

By: Russ Godek
February 23rd, 2021

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a valuable Medicare program that utilizes intuitive digital technology to collect medical data from patients outside of traditional healthcare settings.

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Group Functionality with Care Management Software: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

By: Russ Godek
February 15th, 2021

Are you a large healthcare provider or a company managing patients for multiple providers or groups and find it hard to effectively deliver a high level of patient care?

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5 Ways Providers Can Maximize the Value of Health Risk Assessments

By: Russ Godek
January 15th, 2021

Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) are self-reported patient questionnaires that patients complete as part of the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).

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How to Create and Update a Care Plan

By: Russ Godek
January 4th, 2021

Creating and updating a care plan is one of the most important parts of Medicare programs like Chronic Care Management (CCM), Principle Care Management (PCM), and Behavioral Health Integration (BHI).

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Remote Patient Monitoring: 9 Things to Know for Proper Billing and Claims

By: Russ Godek
December 23rd, 2020

A recent study by Spyglass Consulting showed that 88% of healthcare providers have invested or are evaluating investments in Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) technologies to support high-risk, chronically ill patients whose conditions are considered unstable and at-risk for hospital readmissions.

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How RPM Provides Value Through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

By: Russ Godek
December 17th, 2020

For years, the traditional healthcare model was built around in-office care delivery. Through technological advancement, the collection of valuable patient data is now possible outside of the clinic via Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM).

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5 Most Common Non-Face-to-Face Gray Area Situations for Medicare Programs

By: Russ Godek
December 9th, 2020

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5 Most Common Non-Face-to-Face Gray Area Situations for Medicare Programs

By: Russ Godek
December 2nd, 2020

The profitable programs from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are extremely beneficial but can be confusing at first glance.

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