Chronic Care Management News

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes care management as one of the critical components of primary care that contributes to better health and care for individuals, as well as reduced spending. On January 1, 2015, CMS began making separate payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for Chronic Care Management (CCM) services under the American Medical Association's (AMA's) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Code 99490 (E/M) visit, Annual Wellness Visit (AWV), or Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) to the patient prior to billing the CCM service, and initiates the CCM service as part of this visit.

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