In 2015, physicians will be able to receive payment for non face-to-face time a physician and their staff spends managing the care of Medicare patients with two or more chronic conditions. CMS finalized a separate payment for chronic care management (CCM) codes last year. In this year’s rule, CMS is proposing details relating to the implementation of the new policy, including any payment rates.
CMS defines CCM as: “Chronic care management services furnished to patients with multiple (two or more) chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months, or until the death of the patient, that place the patient at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline; 20 minutes or more; per 30 days”
The CCM codes are an addition to the recently added Transition Care Management codes.
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