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8 Things to Know About the Preventive Services Medicare Covers

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8 Things to Know About the Preventive Services Medicare Covers

8 Things to Know About the Preventive Services Medicare Covers

In a recent blog, we described preventive services as "The Missing Link to Wellness." Research backs this claim up, showing that preventive services have the potential to dramatically reduce healthcare spending, improve economic output by billions of dollars, and save tens of thousands of lives. To help you better appreciate why preventive services should be offered by your practice and what to know before proceeding with adding such an offering, here is some of the essential information to understand about the preventive services Medicare covers. 

Rules for CPT 99490 and the Other Chronic Care Management Codes

If you've come to read this blog post, you're presumably looking for the rules you should be following to perform proper chronic care management billing and coding. That's good, because as we know, while the federal government has been increasingly supportive of care management programs, they are also more closely scrutinizing chronic care management reimbursement by auditing instances and causes of overpayment associated with incorrect billing of the service.

Prevounce Scholarship Announcement: Adrienne Liddic

Prevounce Health, creators of the Prevounce Comprehensive Remote Patient Care Management Program Platform, congratulates Adrienne Liddic, recipient of the second Prevounce Preventive Health Undergraduate Scholarship.

Prevounce Scholarship Announcement: Sally Bachori

Prevounce Health, creators of the Prevounce Comprehensive Remote Patient Care Management Program Platform, congratulates Sally Bachori, recipient of the second Prevounce Preventive Health Graduate Scholarship.

Boosting Patient Engagement & Adherence With Remote Patient Monitoring

Coordinating an effective remote patient monitoring (RPM) program that is both engaging for patients and lucrative for a practice can be challenging for even the most harmonized teams and amenable patients. Understanding all the rules, regulations, and components that surround RPM is essential for creating a program that flows well for your practice and keeps patients engaged in and compliant with best practice treatment protocols. To help your team create the most efficient and effective RPM program possible, we've highlighted a few key details that should make the process easier.

OIG Report Provides Insight Into Telehealth Use By Medicare Beneficiaries

The U.S. Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a "data snapshot" report about the relationship between Medicare beneficiaries and providers for telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chronic Care Management Companies: Choosing the Right Software

Chronic care management (CCM) is a valuable service to provide to patients that generates strong revenue for practices, and, as we recently discussed, is an "integral component" of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) long-term patient care and coverage strategy. There may be no better time to add or grow a chronic care management program, especially with a reimbursement increase likely on the horizon.

Reimbursable Care Management: How to Guide Patient Conversations

One of the biggest care management challenges faced by modern daypractitioners is keeping patients focused on the immediate problem or reason for a visit. It's often easy to default into personal conversations with the patient as you connect as humans, but aimless conversations and off-topic detours can prove lethal to the typical practice schedule and mean certain essential aspects of the visit are overlooked or missed altogether, thus creating potential issues with reimbursement.

Benefits of Remote Patient Monitoring During Pregnancy

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is gaining ground and securing its permanency within our evolving healthcare system. Ideal for patients who need close monitoring of their ongoing health concerns, RPM can play an essential role in keeping patients healthier for longer and avoiding the acute exacerbations that can land them in the emergency room or hospital.

OIG Chronic Care Management Audit Reveals Overpayments: What to Know

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently announced it had completed an audit of payments for chronic care management (CCM) services. The results of this audit have short- and long-term implications for providers of CCM services and for the vendors of CCM software that support those providers.

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