From the leader in Chronic Care Management, a new Chronic Care Management report details how RHCs and FQHCs can leverage care management services like CCM to improve patient health and increase practice revenue.
Several positive changes went into effect for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) when the Medicare CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule was released.
Now, RHCs and FQHCs can expand access to much-needed care in underserved patient populations through four care management services: Chronic Care Management (CCM), Transitional Care Management (TCM), General Behavioral Health Integration (BHI), and Psychiatric Collaborative Care Model (CoCM).
They can streamline reporting and lessen administrative burdens by using two new billing codes created exclusively for RHC and FQHC payment: G0511, a General Care Management code, and G0512, a psychiatric CoCM code.
And they can take advantage of higher reimbursement rates for delivering valuable CCM services to patients ($62.28 pmpm in 2018 compared to an average of $42 pmpm in 2017).
New Chronic Care Management Report Spotlights New Codes and Guidelines
To help RHC and FQHC practices understand new Chronic Care Management guidelines, CCM billing requirements, and the many ways CCM benefits patients, CareSync is offering a free report, “RHC and FQHC CCM White Paper: CCM and Care Management Services."
This new Chronic Care Management report, which has been created specifically for healthcare professionals in RHC and FQHC practices, is an important read for those who:
- Are ready to move forward with CCM, but don’t know what steps to take next
- Recognize the value CCM brings to patients and the practice, but worry about the time and resources needed to meet the requirements
- Have implemented CCM, but now need an experienced partner who can scale their program effectively and make it more value-driven
Excerpt From the New Chronic Care Management Report
The following is an excerpt from the report.
“Arguably, the majority of physicians, nurses, and administrative team members that work in these practices would fit the description of having a ‘servant heart.’ The entire practice is designed for and dedicated to taking care of underserved populations.
“They are often supporting patients with inadequate insurance coverage or the inability to pay. They tend to care for Medicare beneficiaries with a higher rate of chronic and complex health conditions. And to give patients access to as much care as possible in one place, they are often required to provide a wider array of services than their urban counterparts, and generally have to do so with a lower physician to patient ratio...
“These practices would welcome the opportunity to offer their patients greater access to care and a knowledgeable care coordination staff that could help them manage their chronic illnesses between visits… But especially in the first few years of the CCM program, their challenges were many and their options were few.”
Implementing CCM In Your RHC or FQHC Practice
Effectively implementing and delivering CCM services under Medicare’s Chronic Care Management program can add much-needed revenue to RHC and FQHC practices, while also helping them meet quality benchmarks, expand access to care in their communities, improve patient health outcomes, and demonstrate provision of value-based care.
Practitioners in RHCs and FQHCs are invited to download a free copy of the report here and get the facts about G0511, G0512, and CCM for RHCs and FQHCs.
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