New Report on Chronic Care Management Guidelines and Care Coordination

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jul 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Have questions about Medicare’s Chronic Care Management program? We’ve got answers! Download a free copy of this new white paper, “Chronic Care Management: Improve Patient Health, Increase Practice Revenue,” which serves as a complete report on Chronic Care Management guidelines and care coordination for healthcare professionals and those interested in the future of healthcare in the United States. Read an excerpt below:

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Topics: care coordination, physicians & providers, Travis Bond, CCM compliance, chronic care management (CCM), CPT code 99490

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

What Makes CareSync™ Different?

Posted by Amy Gleason

Jan 6, 2017 5:49:00 PM

CareSync had a four-year head start creating a coordinated care solution that eventually fit CPT Code 99490, as well as leadership that was truly focused on patient-centered care from the very beginning. These facts have set CareSync apart in the industry. In this article, Amy Gleason, RN, and Chief Operating Officer of CareSync™, describes other ways CareSync has been able to differentiate its Chronic Care Management (CCM) services.

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Topics: MACRA, care coordination, CareSync Care Plans, medical records, physicians & providers, patients, chronic care management (CCM), CPT code 99490, physician fee schedule (PFS)

Healthcare Perspectives Differ: Can Care Coordination Narrow the Gap?

Posted by Travis Bond

Aug 23, 2016 8:51:05 AM

A study conducted by Y&R’s BAV Consulting, on behalf of Xerox®, found patients and the healthcare professionals who provide and insure their care have very different views on topics such as patient empowerment and control. How can we solve for the difference? Could care coordination be the missing link?

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Topics: care coordination, physicians & providers, medical studies, MACRA, Medicare, CPT code 99490, chronic care management (CCM), patients, Travis Bond, mHealth, patient advocacy, patient engagement

Chronic Care Management Done Right

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Recently, VP of Client Solutions for CareSync™, Mark Nalywajko, spoke with Dr. Scott Maron, a board certified internist, to get his insights into Chronic Care Management (CCM) and his experience using CareSync’s CCM services since January 2015. Dr. Maron was an early and highly influential adopter of CCM and CareSync’s second CCM client.

In this post, Mark and Dr. Maron discuss some of the barriers physicians face when trying to implement CCM on their own and what care coordination can mean for a practice and its patients.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, medical records, CareSync Care Plans, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CPT code 99490, reimbursements, physician fee schedule (PFS), CareSync company updates

Ensuring Your Patients Have What They Need

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 4, 2016 5:37:33 PM

During a care call, a CareSync Health Assistant asked a member how things were going with her blood sugar levels. The member explained she was unable to monitor her sugar because the pharmacy was telling her she needed a prescription for her test strips and glucometer, but she couldn’t locate the prescription.

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Topics: diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), patients, medication & treatments, physicians & providers, Heart of CareSync, mHealth, CPT code 99490, MACRA

Chronic Care Management: Steps in the Right Direction

Posted by Travis Bond

Jul 18, 2016 2:50:40 PM

Before Chronic Care Management (CCM) was a code, we felt the healthcare system was lacking in care coordination and that someone needed to shed light on the dark spaces (the voids between office visits and transitions in the healthcare system) and help patients make sense of fragmented care. We created CareSync in 2011 to put patients at the center of their care and were already performing chronic care management when CMS announced the code and began reimbursing for it in 2015.

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Topics: CPT code 99490, Medicare, physician fee schedule (PFS), chronic care management (CCM), Travis Bond, medical records, reimbursements, care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, CPT code 99487, CPT code 99489

What Are You Doing to Prepare for MACRA?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jul 5, 2016 3:41:28 PM

The latest Chronic Care Management (CCM) infographic from CareSync (use this link to download or see below) highlights how implementing CCM means more than adding recurring revenue for you and better care for your patients. It can also significantly impact your MIPS CPS under MACRA.*

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CPT code 99490, care coordination, physicians & providers, reimbursements, infographics

Current and Future Trends in CCM

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 26, 2016 9:16:21 AM

One-on-One with Amy Gleason: Part 3

In part 3 of a special series, Amy Gleason, RN, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of CareSync, and Mark Nalywajko, VP of Client Solutions at CareSync, discuss the evolution of Chronic Care Management (CCM) since January 2015. What lessons have been learned and where do we think the future of CCM is headed?

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, care coordination, reimbursements, CCM compliance, CPT code 99490, physicians & providers, physician fee schedule (PFS)

From Disbelief to Dawning Reality: The Four-Stage Journey Providers Took Toward Embracing Code 99490

Posted by Travis Bond

May 10, 2016 11:29:24 AM

Stacey Richter, host of the popular podcast Relentless Health Value, recently referred to the first year of experience working with CPT Code 99490 as a four-stage process for providers: Disbelief, Shangri-La, Anger, and then Dawning Reality. While this critical time period certainly saw its share of ups and downs, what we learned along the way has been a real eye-opener, especially for those who embraced or are about to embrace the final stage.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, care coordination, reimbursements, MACRA, CPT code 99490, physicians & providers, physician fee schedule (PFS), Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Travis Bond

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