The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced a series of simple payment codes for chronic care management (CCM) services including non face-to-face care for routine and complex CCM services. CCM services are provided to Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions that are expected to last at least 12 months or until death. One CCM payment code enables eligible clinicians to receive reimbursement when providing Medicare beneficiaries with 20 minutes of routine, non-face-to-face, care coordination services, while the payment codes for complex CCM services have additional requirements and offer various levels of reimbursement.
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According to CMS, only 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries are receiving these valuable CCM services, despite 35 million being eligible for it, based on billing records as of October 2015. To help increase the number of practitioners effectively implementing and providing CCM services to their patients, the TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), will provide technical assistance and support to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
Our consultants will work with clinicians to identify eligible patients and to coordinate CCM with processes such as billing, documentation and service tracking tools. The TMF QIN-QIO will also provide educational tools, resources and events to support your CCM efforts.
Download this fact sheet to learn more about the Chronic Care Management network. To join, create a free account and follow the prompts.