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Medicare's 2022 Deductible: 3 Tips for Chronic Care Management Enrollment

By: Daniel Godla
January 5th, 2022

 

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CMS's 2022 Final Rule for Chronic Care Management (What You Need To Know)

By: Daniel Godla
January 3rd, 2022

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Chronic Care Management: Talking Points for Holiday Patient Engagement

By: Patti Russ, CNP
December 20th, 2021

For a care manager, the holidays can be a challenging time. Especially if you're tasked with engaging patients enrolled in Chronic Care Management (CCM). 

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What Are the 2022 CPT Codes for Chronic Care Management?

By: Alec Berry
December 1st, 2021

Medical reimbursements are tied to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes. They categorize and specify billing rates and rules for procedures, treatments, and care services. 

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5 Best Practices When Starting a Chronic Care Management Business

By: Alec Berry
August 24th, 2021

Chronic Care Management (CCM) is a point of opportunity, right? 

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Key Considerations for Starting a Chronic Care Management Program

By: Alec Berry
July 6th, 2021

Here you are, you’ve done it. You've decided to start a Chronic Care Management (CCM) program.  The progress feels real — another innovative step forward for your practice. So, what now?

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What’s In A CCM Program: Elements, Benefits, and Starting Your Own

By: Russ Godek
May 11th, 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to provide ongoing treatment for your patients between office visits and be reimbursed while doing so? Chronic Care Management (CCM) allows health care providers to do just that.

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Chronic Care Management | Coronavirus | COVID-19

Chronic Care Management – More Important Than Ever

By: Earl Hutz
March 22nd, 2020

For many years, supporters of value-based care models have consistently promoted a very simple yet important position: care coordination improves clinical outcomes and increases patient satisfaction. It’s hard to dispute that proactively addressing and managing a person’s physical and mental health can lead to a reduction in unnecessary treatments and hospital admissions, and an increase in that person’s overall quality of life. This is more important when addressing those with chronic complex medical/behavioral issues that put them at risk of death. Never in our wildest dreams could we have realized the tremendous need for care coordination in combating a global outbreak.

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Chronic Care Management | Coronavirus | COVID-19

COVID-19: Answering CCM Patients’ Questions

By: Patti Russ, CNP
March 19th, 2020

During this difficult time, those calling Chronic Care Management (CCM) patients are frequently being asked questions about the current coronavirus outbreak – what are the symptoms? Can I go to the store? Should I be tested? etc. Because COVID-19 is caused by a new virus, what we need to know changes daily as knowledge increases about the virus’s effects.

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Medicare | Chronic Care Management | Care Coordination | Prevention and Wellness | Quality | RHCs / FQHCs | Behavioral Health

6 Reasons Rural Health Providers Need Chronic Care Management

By: Earl Hutz
May 28th, 2019

Care Coordination and Wellness programs, with goals of improved health, better care and lower costs, continue to expand. Unfortunately, these programs lag behind in many rural communities. But programs like Chronic Care Management (CCM) are tailor-made for the rural population. Here are 6 reasons Rural Health Providers need CCM:

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