Are you ready for MACRA By Steven Lash

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A majority of physicians are aware of the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), and those who do know about it probably want it to go away. Nevertheless, this law will determine how Medicare pays doctors, starting in 2019.  Some modifications in the rules from those published in July 2016 will make things considerably […]

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Care Plan Oversight (CPO) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) By Steven Lash

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There are a couple of similarities as well as a couple of differences between Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Care Plan Oversight (CPO). Medicare only pays for CPO for beneficiaries who are receiving Medicare home health or Medicare hospice. CPO is similar to CCM because it requires tracking on task for non-face-to-face services, so a […]

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Steven Lash on Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

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Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) is a national advanced primary care medical home model that will include two primary care practice tracks with incrementally advanced care delivery requirements and payment options.  CPC+ is a five-year model that will begin in January 2017.  Practices choosing to participate in CPC+ cannot participate in CCM or an ACO […]

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