Helping Patients With Chronic Illness Cope With Depression

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Dealing with a chronic illness can sometimes lead to depression, which puts patients and their progress with chronic care management at risk. How can healthcare providers help when patients with chronic illness cope with depression as they battle with the mental impact of a physical disease?

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Topics: chronic conditions, chronic care management (CCM), physicians & providers, mental health

Mental and Behavioral Health Support for Chronic Disease Patients Means Better Health Outcomes

Posted by Chantelle Marcelle

May 22, 2018 9:16:54 AM

When it comes to treating your patients who have chronic disease or condition, a solid chronic care management plan should take into account the need for mental or behavioral health support that could improve their patient experience and translate to better health outcomes.

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Topics: chronic conditions, chronic care management (CCM), physicians & providers, mental health

How Care Coordination Can Help Patients: A Heart of CareSync Story

Posted by The CareSync Team

Oct 3, 2017 9:46:46 AM

If you want to know how care coordination can help patients, we have plenty of Heart of CareSync stories to share with you that illustrate the difference it can make. This is just one of them.

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Topics: chronic conditions, share your health stories, health conditions, care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, Heart of CareSync

Senior Independence: A Heart of CareSync Story

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 26, 2017 2:35:18 PM

Care coordination, when done right, can help give a senior independence for as long as possible. One of our Health Assistants recently shared a story with the CareSync team that illustrates the value going the extra mile can bring to someone’s life. This is her story about how care coordination can support senior independence.

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Topics: chronic conditions, share your health stories, health conditions, care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, Heart of CareSync

Benefits of Care Coordination: A Heart of CareSync Story

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 6, 2017 8:10:10 AM

There are many benefits of care coordination for both patients and physicians and great stories associated with them. Occasionally, we take a moment to acknowledge some of the stories that we hear from clients, members, and our CareSync™ Health Assistants. We call them “Heart of CareSync” stories.

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Topics: chronic conditions, share your health stories, health conditions, care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, Heart of CareSync

Chronic Care Management in 2017: Where We Are Today

Posted by Travis Bond

Jul 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Looking for an update on Chronic Care Management in 2017? CareSync CEO Travis Bond provides information about this healthcare program to help healthcare providers improve patient health, maximize Medicare reimbursements, improve the doctor - patient relationship, and navigate value-based transformation in healthcare. 

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Topics: chronic conditions, Travis Bond, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, CCM compliance

Make the Most of the CCM Opportunity

Posted by Travis Bond

Jun 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The expansion of Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program in 2017 has resulted in an exciting time of change and growth for the healthcare industry and made it easier than ever to implement CCM in support of patients and the practice. Whether your organization is evaluating your CCM options for the first time or looking to expand your care coordination efforts, there are lessons learned since the program’s inception and proven strategies that can help you make the most of the CCM opportunity.

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Topics: chronic conditions, Travis Bond, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, CCM compliance, MACRA, CPT code 99490, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

Just in Time: A Heart of CareSync Story

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jun 14, 2017 11:20:28 AM

When care coordinators call patients to check in on them as part of a Chronic Care Management program, sometimes it happens at just the right moment.

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Topics: chronic conditions, share your health stories, health conditions, care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, Heart of CareSync, heart health

CPC+ At Its Best

Posted by Travis Bond

May 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’re one of the nearly 2,900 primary care physicians who began participating in Round 1 of Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), or you’re one of the thousands expected to apply for Round 2, you know it’s not without its challenges. This five-year program involves robust care delivery requirements, expectations to meet certain quality and utilization measures, and risk associated with receiving prospective payments. But it also presents an exciting opportunity to be a key player in changing the way practices deliver care, payers pay for it, and patients experience it.

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Topics: chronic conditions, Travis Bond, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, CCM compliance, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

New CCM Opportunities for RHCs and FQHCs

Posted by Travis Bond

May 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

After waiting a year to be able to participate in Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) still faced a formidable obstacle to implementing CCM.

In 2016, they could be reimbursed for providing CCM to their patients, but they were unable to contract with third parties to help them do so. Because CCM had to be provided by their clinical staff under direct supervision by the practitioner, offering CCM became challenging at best.

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Topics: chronic conditions, Travis Bond, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, CCM compliance, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), FQHCs

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