Care Management Medicare Reimbursement Strategies for Rural Providers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has established Medicare billing codes for services intended to keep beneficiaries healthy and better coordinate services to support beneficiaries at home. Each of the guides below provides a brief overview and links to key documents to help rural healthcare professionals, practices, and hospitals understand the billing code, consider the benefit to their patients and organization, and begin billing for the code. These guides include:
- Annual Wellness Visits: Yearly visit to review a beneficiary’s medical and social history and provide counseling about preventive services.
- Chronic Care Management: Monthly non-face-to-face support for beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions.
- Transitional Care Management: Certain non-face-to-face services and face-to-face visit for beneficiaries in the 30 days after discharge from an acute care setting.
- Principal Care Management: Monthly non-face-to-face support for beneficiaries with a single high-risk disease. See the final rule in the Federal Register for more information. (New in 2020).
More information on care management can also be found on the Care Management section of the CMS website.