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New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014

From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s physicians and health care executives.

Beginning in 2015, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face chronic care management services by billing CPT code 99490.

Chronic care management (CCM) includes the development and/or revision of a patient-centered plan of care, coordination with other treating health care professionals and medication management. As detailed below, CCM payments will potentially be available to eligible providers for furnishing at least 20 minutes of non-face-to-face services to qualified beneficiaries during a calendar month.

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