By: Lisa Remington, President, Remington Health Strategy Group and Publisher, The Remington Report
Through a variety of initiatives and programs that change how heath care is delivered and
By: Gary Swartz, JD, MPA
Changes are ahead for community-based primary care. Care management is a key component of policy development, future legislation and new regulations. How is this changing the future healthcare delivery system?
In January 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a separately billable non-face-to-face Chronic Care Management (CCM) service to improve Medicare beneficiaries’ access to CCM in primary care. Learn insights and opportunities.
The Bipartisan Budget Act (PL115-123) will allow physician assistants to serve as the attending physician to hospice patients, incorporating policies found in the Medicare Patient Access to Hospice Act (HR1284), sponsored by Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and Reps. Lynn Jenkins
This document answers frequently asked questions about billing chronic care management (CCM) services to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) under CPT codes 99487, 99489 and
Market conditions are sending strong signals about changing responsibilities and payments physicians will have for managing patients beyond the four walls of their offices. We explore three key game changing trends.
CMS proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule transforms how Medicare pays for primary care through a new focus on care management, coordination and behavioral health designed to recognize the importance of the primary care work physicians perform.
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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) went into law over a year ago. CMS released the first major regulation under MACRA, setting forth the new rules under this game-changing law. For now, only physician offices – not hospitals – are governed by MACRA
The top six types of providers who provided home-based medical care (non-podiatry) in both 2012 and 2013 were physicians in internal medicine, family practice, geriatric medicine, or general practice; nurse practitioners; and physician assistants – providers we termed primary care
MACRA is a transformative law that builds a new, fast-speed highway to take the health care system away from the fee-for-service system and toward new risk-bearing, coordinated care models.
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