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Medicare Coding & Billing for Managing Chronic Care Just Got Easier!
Posted on: 3/28/2017

Good news – Medicare has simplified the billing requirements for the regular chronic care management (CCM) code and added two additional codes for "complex" services, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

In 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began to pay separately for non-face-to-face care coordination services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Even though a single care management activity might not take a lot of time, the cumulative time spent during the course of one month can be significant for some patients.

But when the requirements for the CCM code first rolled out, they were quite cumbersome and likely dissuaded many practices from taking advantage of the reimbursement opportunity.

Learn more about the new features and billing requirements for CCM codes with ISMS’ newly revised Issue Brief, Medicare Payments for Chronic Care Management Services .

Also, access CMS’ comprehensive Chronic Care Management Resource web page.

Don’t miss out on your reimbursement!


Does your practice or group have questions about chronic care management codes or other coding? ISMS members and their practice management professionals can contact ISMS for hands-on support to help. Call your ISMS Advocacy Team at 800-782-4767 ext. 1470 or send an email.



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