Presentation on theme: "Getting Paid for Chronic Care Management under Medicare in 2015 Kent J. Moore Senior Strategist for Physician Payment January 27, 2015 12:30 p.m. (CST)"— Presentation transcript:
Getting Paid for Chronic Care Management under Medicare in 2015 Kent J. Moore Senior Strategist for Physician Payment January 27, :30 p.m. (CST)
What We Hope to Do Today Identify eligible types of Medicare patients Summarize the scope of CCM services expected by Medicare Clarify what is needed to get Medicare patient agreement before providing and billing CCM services Clarify how to document, code, and bill Medicare for CCM services Provide resources and answer questions
Who’s eligible? Patients with multiple (two or more) chronic conditions Conditions are expected to last at least 12 months, or until the death of the patient Conditions place the patient at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline.
What are the scope of CCM services? 1.Access to care management services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 2.Continuity of care 3.Care management for chronic conditions 4.Creation of a patient-centered care plan document to ensure that care is provided in a way that is congruent with patient choices and values
What are the scope of CCM services? (cont’d) 5.Management of care transitions between and among health care providers and settings 6.Coordination with home- and community-based clinical service providers 7.Enhanced opportunities for a patient and any relevant caregiver to communicate with the provider regarding the beneficiary’s care 8.Electronic capture and sharing of care plan information
What is needed in terms of patient agreement? You must inform the patient: Of the availability of CCM services Of the right to stop CCM services at any time (effective at the end of the calendar month) Of the effect of revoking their agreement That Medicare will pay only one provider for these services during a calendar month
What is needed in terms of patient agreement? (cont’d) You must: obtain a patient’s written agreement to provide the services (including authorization for the electronic communication of his or her medical information with other treating providers) document in the patient’s medical record that you explained and offered all of the CCM services to the patient and note the patient’s decision to accept or decline these services.
How do I get paid? Document at least 20 minutes of clinical staff time for the calendar month Bill using CPT ® code Bill at the end of the month Collect any deductible or coinsurance from the patient Remember the exceptions
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