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Meeting CMS Guidelines: New Reporting System for the Quality Payment Program

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 5, 2018 4:47:54 PM

A new reporting system for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) is designed to make it easier for eligible clinicians to report MACRA data and ensure they are meeting CMS guidelines. Learn more about the new system and what it means for reporting 2017 data below.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), value-based care

2018 PFS Final Rule: RHC and FQHC Care Coordination

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 21, 2017 11:46:37 AM

RHC and FQHC care coordination services and payment are receiving more robust support from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services following the release of the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, physician fee schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), FQHCs

Using Medicare Telehealth Services for Chronic Care Management

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 13, 2017 7:00:00 AM

The release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule 2018 indicates future potential for using Medicare telehealth services for Chronic Care Management and outreach to patients in hard-to-reach, rural areas by FQHCs and RHCs.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, physician fee schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Digital Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care

2018 Medicare PFS Final Rule Recognizes Benefits of Telehealth

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

The CY 2018 Quality Payment Program and Physician Fee Schedule sees the expansion of reimbursements for telehealth services. The move marks new recognition for the benefits of telehealth services, particularly in serving hard-to-reach, rural communities.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, physician fee schedule (PFS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Digital Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), value-based care

CMS News: MACRA Final Rule 2018 for Quality Payment Program

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 7, 2017 9:24:09 AM

CMS continues to support value-based care with several Quality Payment Program (QPP) updates through the MACRA Final Rule 2018. Here are 5 important highlights from the announcement.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), value-based care

CMS News: Qualifying APM Participants and Exclusion From MIPS

Posted by The CareSync Team

Oct 25, 2017 2:10:04 PM

The latest in CMS news, particularly surrounding MACRA, is the availability of the new Qualifying APM Participant Look-Up Tool. Who has qualified so far and will be excluded from the MIPS track of MACRA?

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), value-based care

CMS Reports: MIPS Improvement Activities Course

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Healthcare providers can take advantage of a new MIPS Improvement Activities Course that CMS reports is an offering that will help position providers for success with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

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Topics: care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

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+)

Top 10 Reasons CareSync Is Number 1

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 10, 2017 9:14:00 AM

Why should you choose CareSync to provide your patients with care coordination services like Chronic Care Management (CCM)? Among other great reasons, there’s the way we set ourselves apart from the competition.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), mHealth, care coordination, physicians & providers, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareSync, Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs), Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), transitional care management, annual wellness visit

MIPS Participation Status Letters Being Sent by CMS

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 26, 2017 8:04:56 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is one of two possible tracks for participating in the new Quality Payment Program (QPP). Sometime between now through May, practices will get a letter from the Medicare Administrative Contractor that processes Medicare Part B claims. This letter will tell the participation status of each MIPS clinician associated with the Taxpayer Identification Number or TIN in a practice.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), CareSync, Quality Payment Program (QPP), Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

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