In 2015, the new code 99490 was announced in Medicare to cater to patients with more than one chronic disease. It was a huge win because the role involved a lot of services that were previously deemed as unbillable time. Here is everything you need to know about how to bill chronic care management 99490 to Medicare.
What is Chronic Care Management
Some types of chronic medical conditions are:
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Patient Agreement and Consent
Steps in Billing CCM 99490
1. Identify Eligible Clients
You can use the Electronic Health Record to check for patients with more than two chronic conditions and run through reports sorted by the physician. Every practice will then review the report and exclude people who are not a good match for the CCM program
The patient must have two or more chronic conditions and also the following important elements:
2. Inform and Enroll
3. Interact with Them and Activate the Service
Provide patients with a written or online copy of their detailed treatment plan. It is a low-cost way to send the care plan to the patient portal, thereby allowing all eligible patients (or their designated caregiver) to participate and become familiar with portal use.
Record the amount of time spent.
It’s possible to set up a program that will keep track of time spent on non-face-to-face services, including: