When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced chronic care management (CCM) services and associated codes in 2015, the adoption rate was low. Only 684,000 Medicare beneficiaries received CCM services in the first two years of the program out of the 32 million eligible seniors with at least two chronic conditions.
One reason for the low participation was the lack of flexibility in the new codes. Physicians also felt that the first CCM codes did not adequately compensate them for the time or attention they dedicated to these often highly complex, high-risk patients.
Since then, CMS has relaxed many of their rules and improved reimbursement. We are seeing a continuation of this in 2020; along with the changes to CCM, CMS has announced even more updates for other programs. Not only does this present an opportunity to earn more revenue, but the services described in the codes can help improve condition management, engagement, and outcomes for patients.
Join us as Lightbeam Director of Client Services, Alexis Edwards, covers the following programs and their coding changes for this year. Additionally, Alexis will provide insight on how to maximize reimbursement and care management efficiency for each.
Presented by Alexis Edwards
Director of Client Services, Lightbeam Health Solutions
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