Archive for November, 2015

Physicians: Have you started billing for Chronic Care Management?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Get to know CPT code 99490, Chronic Care Managements services.

Did you know that the Center of Medicare and Medicaide Services is now allowing physicians to bill for the rendering of non face to face services to Medicare patients that have two or more chronic conditions? The program and documentation seems simple enough, but not every Electrronic Health Redord system seems to think so.

The new CPT code 99409 pays over $40 per month and requires providing non face to face care coordination for Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions.  The chronic conditions include but are not limited to diabetes, hypertension, COPD, asthma and other chronic care health issues.

Chronic Care Management can play a crucial role in a patients well being, as well as offer a significant revenue stream for the Eligible Practitioners.

So, does your EMR or EHR system provide a CCM module to collect, submit and bill for CCM? For more information or to learn more abour Electronic Health Records and Chronic Care Management, visit us at www.myemrchoice.com and say hello under our General Inquiries page.