By David Hunt – Social isolation is more than an emotional hardship – it can have chronic and quantifiable effects on overall health, especially for older adults. For adults aged 50 and older, social isolation significantly increases their risk of dementia, heart failure, and even premature death.Read More
Chronic Care Management
By Dr. Leo P. Langlois – Chronic disease management continues to be one of the greatest healthcare challenges for providers. As chronic diseases continue to overwhelm our health system, providers are now looking at ways they can improve their efforts in a way that the quality of care being delivered is not negatively impacted.
By Matt Fisher – When access to in-person healthcare service shutdown almost completely during the pandemic, the impact of remote patient monitoring, or remote patient engagement, was thrust to the fore. The positive effects have started to gain momentum as well with more evidence as to the actual health benefits.
By Mary Kay Thalken RN MBA – Since taking effect the last few years, the chronic care management and transitional care management CPT codes have accounted for sources of revenue that too many provider organizations have overlooked. Principally, it’s money left on the table.
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CMS OMH and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the HRSA introduced Connected Care, an educational initiative to raise awareness of the benefits of CCM services for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and to provide health care professionals with support to implement CCM programs.
By Susan Lanesey RN MBA – I have the pleasure of speaking with physicians almost every day, particularly primary care physicians in independent practice. Without a doubt, I learn something valuable every time I meet with them from clinical matters to business matters.
By Hitender Soni – Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. In the past, Medicare has only approved incentive payment for non-face-to-face chronic care management.
By Robert Rowley & David Harlow – The lack of coordinated delivery of healthcare is widespread in this country. It might even be called the norm. Most people in the U.S. receive their care in a disjointed way, where each clinician, and each facility, has her/his own system.