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Care Management Weekly News Update 8/25/21

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Aug 25, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

Learn About 4 New CPT Codes to Bill for Collaborative Care

Your practice is considering making a move—or has moved—to a collaborative care model so patients have greater access to mental health care in the primary care setting. It’s a model that requires collaboration and coordination that doesn’t always fit into previous billing codes.

CMS Delays Enforcement of Key Parts of Price Transparency Rule By 6 Months

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the change in a new guidance released Friday focusing on the final price transparency rule released last October. The guidance focuses on a requirement that certain health plans disclose online their in-network provider rates for covered items and services, out-of-network allowed amounts and billed charges for certain items and services.

How to Provide Mental Health Support in Rural Communities

Mental healthcare in rural farming communities is in a state of emergency due to ongoing challenges with accessibility and availability. Despite the ongoing crisis, telemedicine solves the problem of accessibility and availability. 

Hard Work Ahead to Stop Looming Medicare Physician Pay Cuts

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed cutting Medicare’s physician payment rates by 3.75% next year. This would be on top of other scheduled cuts and add up to a 9.75% payment reduction for 2022.


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