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The Diary in MedCity News – Keys To Successful Care Organizations

With value-based payment models, payer pressures for health providers to achieve the Triple Aim – healthier populations, higher quality care with better outcomes, and lower costs – require healthcare organizations […]

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New Billing Codes Further Encourage Effective Chronic Care Management

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now reimbursing for all the time needed to provide non-face to face care coordination. There are now 99490, 99487 and 99489 (allowing […]

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Changes to Chronic Care Management Requirements Encourage Adoption in 2017

Recently, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made revisions to Chronic Care Management (CCM) services after reviewing the slow adoption rates in 2016. These revisions are meant to […]

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Diary News: Updates to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

We’ve updated our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We are pleased to announce that Diary accounts are now free. We no longer charge a subscription fee. To reflect the […]

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Outsourcing Chronic Care Management

To outsource or manage in-office? What is in the best interest of practice and patient? The most expensive segment of Medicare, accounting for over 93% of spending, is directed at […]

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Managing Multiple Chronic Health Conditions

Navigating Complex Health Care Approximately one in four Americans is struggling to manage multiple chronic health conditions, and the number is continuing to increase with an aging boomer population. The U.S. Department […]

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Smart Choices For a Healthy Heart

When asked what disease they fear most, most Americans would say cancer. But in fact, cancer deaths are on the steady decline. The American Cancer Society’s recent report states that […]

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Why Blood Pressure Matters: how to do something about it right now

With the highly busy lives we all lead, it’s easy to ignore health problems that don’t loudly announce their presence. Hypertension is a sobering example. High blood pressure not only […]

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