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Care Coordination | Advance Care Planning | Care Management

By: ThoroughCare
May 21st, 2024

Approaching Advance Care Planning (ACP) discussions with patients requires doctors to cultivate an environment of trust, empathy, and open communication. Doctors should create a safe space where patients feel comfortable expressing their values, fears, and goals for medical treatment. By approaching ACP discussions with compassion, respect, and sensitivity, doctors can empower patients to make informed decisions about their healthcare journey.

Care Coordination | Social Determinants of Health

By: ThoroughCare
April 29th, 2024

Understanding the socioeconomic needs of your patients is crucial for improving their overall health outcomes. Deprivation of basic necessities like food, housing, clean water, transportation, and employment, among other challenges, can have significant adverse impacts on even healthy patients. This is why it's essential to talk about Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) with your patients in order to identify their unique needs and challenges.

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Care Coordination | Care Management

By: ThoroughCare
April 23rd, 2024

Nearly 50% of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. Each of those health plans is given a Star Rating, which has become the cornerstone of consumer rankings, performance assessment, and more than $12 billion in Quality Bonus Payments.

Care Coordination | Advance Care Planning

By: ThoroughCare
April 10th, 2024

In times of emergency, or at the end of life, you might be unable to communicate your medical treatment preferences. Although you may assume that your loved ones know what you would want, that is not always the case.

Care Coordination | Prevention and Wellness | Annual Wellness Visit | Value-Based Care

By: ThoroughCare
March 19th, 2024

As you may be aware, an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a yearly evaluation of a patient's current health. For Medicare Part B beneficiaries, the appointment is free of cost. During an AWV, a doctor will review the patient's health history, identify any potential health issues, and answer any questions. The main goal of an Annual Wellness Visit is to establish a record of the individual's physical and mental well-being to develop a preventive health plan. While Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) can benefit healthcare providers by improving communication with their patients and helping them collect reimbursements, there are also several advantages for patients themselves.

Care Coordination | Care Management Software

By: ThoroughCare
March 12th, 2024

ThoroughCare has earned NCQA Population Health Management Prevalidation in the following categories: Health Plan, Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization, Case Management, and Population Health. This means that our platform has the functionality to help other organizations receive NCQA accreditation in the same areas.

Care Coordination | Annual Wellness Visit | Advance Care Planning | CPT codes

By: ThoroughCare
February 13th, 2024

With an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), your patient receives an appropriate opportunity to review Advance Care Planning (ACP). You can use this yearly assessment as a time to cover why advanced planning can be of great benefit. In this video, we discuss everything you need to know about the 2024 CPT codes, billing requirements, and reimbursements for Advance Care Planning (ACP), so you can properly bill for this program and maximize your revenue. This includes code 99497 and add-on code 99498.