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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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The future of medicine is in the hands of the individual – and CareKit is helping us get there.

The ownership of health data is shifting to the hands of the patient and opening the door to a new generation of technologies that will transform the face of medicine. […]

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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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Health Apps Closing The Symptom Loop

Last month I wrote a blog pointing to this New York Times article, The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records where a patient called Steven Keating likely saved his own life […]

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Why “Bank Grade Security” is not enough

When it comes to your medical information, there are some critical security practices that can be used, and surprisingly these advanced protocols to keep your information safe are not practiced by everyone! […]

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Your Health Story Matters To Doctors. Here’s why.

A few days ago I wrote about “How To Own & Control Your Medical Records”,  and after writing this piece I thought it was important to hear from some doctors. […]

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