Chronic Care Management 2017 CPT Coding Update
CPT 2017 is changing how you code and get paid for the chronic care management (CCM) services you provide to your sickest patients. Basically, you can get paid closer to what you deserve for the added care you provide. But there is a catch…
…You have to know HOW to correctly incorporate the new 2017 CPT codes and guidelines that went into effect January 1st. Do it wrong, and you'll be providing these services for free. But when done right, you could earn as much as $140.68 per patient per month — which adds up fast (just 100 qualified patients could be an extra $168,816 per year).
On your own, this is no small feat as the changes and requirements are numerous. But, with a little guidance, you can get everything you need. Considering there are more than 133 million patients in US that suffer from at least one chronic disease, it’s likely you have quite a few patients that would qualify for CCM.
IMPORTANT: CCM is NOT only for primary care providers.
If you are in a specialty practice you can also significantly benefit from the added reimbursement the new 2017 CCM codes and guidelines can bring, for example: allergy/asthma, diabetes, gastroenterology, hospice, immunology, mental health, neurology, nephrology, ophthalmology, podiatry, rheumatology, urology, etc.
You'll learn everything you need to take advantage of the new CCM requirements in only 90 short minutes during Kim Garner Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO's online training session.
By ordering this 90-minute online training, here are just some of the tactics you’ll receive:
• Get paid even more for greater complexity and longer duration
services (99487 and 99489)
• Reduce the time it takes to document CPT Update consent with
newly revised guidelines
• Uncover hidden reimbursement for collaboration with psychiatric
or behavioral health providers
• Improve coordination of care with reduced communication
• Increase your payments for the extra time you spend planning
chronic patient care with new add-on code
• Master changes in what qualifies as the initiating visit
• Boost pay-up for extended face-to-face time with your
• Accurately utilize the new code for assessment and care
planning for patients with cognitive impairment
• Uncover supervision qualification changes for Rural Health Clinics
or Federally Qualified Health Centers
• Secure payments for prolonged services codes without direct
• And so much more…
Accurately implementing the 2017 CCM changes can mean a significant boost to your overall reimbursements. If you currently bill for CCM, these new changes will give you more opportunities to get paid for the time you spend. Or, if you are not billing separately for these services, you’ll learn how to finally receive more of the reimbursement you deserve for the added time and services you provide.
If you care for chronically ill patients and don’t incorporate the 2017 CCM code and guideline changes that went into effect January 1st, you’re leaving tens of thousands of reimbursement dollars uncollected. Don’t wait, by ordering this 90-minute online training, you'll get everything you need to ensure your practice receives more of the CCM reimbursement it is rightfully entitled to.
Kim Garner Huey MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing auditing, training, and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.
Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management and went on to obtain certification through the American Academy of Professional Coders and the American Health Information Management Association. She has also obtained certification as a Certified Healthcare Compliance Consultant and a Certified Healthcare Audit Professional (CHAP) from Compliance Resources.
For over twenty-five years, Kim has worked with providers in virtually all specialties, from General Surgery to Obstetrics/Gynecology, Oncology to Internal Medicine and beyond. She has spoken at the national conference of the American Academy of Professional Coders, the Ingenix Essentials conference, Part B News' Medicare Billing 101 and has presented numerous audio conferences. She has served as the President of Magic City Professional Coders (Birmingham, Alabama) and was a founding member of Capital City Coders (Montgomery, Alabama).
This program meets AAPC guidelines for 1.5 CEU's for Core A continuing education units.
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