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

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)

The Relationship Between Healthcare Quality and Spending

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Dec 19, 2016 11:04:02 AM

They say knowledge is power. But knowledge gained through a cool, interactive online tool is probably even better. At least that’s what I was thinking when I started playing around with The Commonwealth Fund’s Quality-Spending Interactive tool.

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Topics: MACRA, Medicare, healthcare spending, infographics, healthcare costs

MACRA Final Rule: What You Need to Know

Posted by Travis Bond

Nov 4, 2016 4:43:45 PM

With the final rule out, we highlight the major changes that impact you, share early insight into the differences between the proposed and final rule, and identify ways you can successfully move forward with MACRA.

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Topics: MACRA, CareSync, Medicare, chronic care management (CCM), reimbursements, care coordination, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), physicians & providers, physician fee schedule (PFS), mHealth, Quality Payment Program (QPP), Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

Some Flexibility On MACRA Requirements Announced

Posted by Travis Bond

Sep 15, 2016 10:11:32 AM

The start date for the first performance period under MACRA hasn’t changed, but CMS released a statement Thursday about flexible reporting options for the first year that should help reduce physician fears.

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Topics: MACRA, CareSync, Medicare, chronic care management (CCM), reimbursements, care coordination, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

Who Made Modern Healthcare's List?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 25, 2016 5:02:11 PM

Two familiar faces involved with Medicare have made the top 10 of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare 2016.

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Topics: Medicare, MACRA

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

CareSync™ Clients Are Well-Positioned for MACRA Success. Why?

Posted by Travis Bond

Jul 28, 2016 1:04:20 PM

Care coordination is at the core of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Providers who understand care coordination, embrace proactive between-visit care, and engage patients to become active participants in their health are in the best possible position to succeed with MACRA.

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

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