One-on-One with Amy Gleason: Part 2
There is a lot to seriously consider before you jump right in to administering your own Chronic Care Management (CCM) program. Compliance should be at the very top of your must-have list. After CMS gets it off the ground, they will start enforcing its requirements like nobody’s business, then dish out the fines for those who are not compliant. Many providers will also need to decide if they have the manpower to administer the program themselves, or if they want to partner with a CCM provider.
Beware the bargain hunters that are looking for extreme deals, in order to reduce costs. Corners will be cut, and cheap programs risk compliance with CMS resulting in potential fines. Finally, providers need to find the best way to integrate CCM with their practice EMR. Finding a custom solution instead of a one size fits all bargain basement product, is certainly a challenge. In Part 2 of a special series, RN, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of CareSync, Amy Gleason, answers questions that will help providers overcome these challenges.