Under CMS' new Chronic Care Management (CCM) program, which takes effect in 2015, physician practices can receive reimbursement for non-encounter based follow up care to coordinate care for those with chronic conditions.
A new infographic by HealthFusion provides details on the physician practice and patient responsibilities for practices to be eligible for this reimbursement.
Starting January 2015, physician practices will be eligible to receive reimbursement for chronic care management services provided by physicians, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists and certified midwives to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. The 2015 Medicare Physician Fee schedule, which finalized the Chronic Care Management reimbursement, was just released, leaving healthcare organizations with little time to prepare for the final aspects of this new reimbursement opportunity.
During Chronic Care Management Medicare Reimbursement: New Revenue Opportunities for Care Coordination a November 19th webinar, now available for replay, Rick Hindmand, attorney with McDonald Hopkins, will share critical insight into how physician practices can best structure their practice to receive this additional reimbursement. The McDonald Hopkins law firm advises a nation-wide client base extensively on healthcare reimbursement.
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