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The Physician Is In: A How-To Guide For Motivational Interviewing

Posted by Cate Nagus on Jan 11, 2018 9:03:00 AM

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Your patient’s lab work shows continued elevated blood glucose levels, a red-light warning sign for diabetes. His body mass index (BMI) hasn’t improved, and now it even qualifies as “morbidly obese.” As the exam begins, perhaps frustration is setting in because you’ve had countless discussions with not only this patient but many – dozens? – before him about developing a healthier diet and becoming more active.

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Topics: motivational interviewing, healthcare, person-centered care

Tips for Taking Advantage of Chronic Care Management Revenue

Posted by Jodie Jackson, Jr. on Aug 21, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Group of doctors talk about CMS removing chronic care management payment barriers and focusing on preventive care.

Regulatory changes were introduced early in 2017 that are intended to create more opportunities for healthcare providers to earn reimbursements for chronic care management (CCM). By simplifying and reducing some of the documentation rules and adding new CCM billing codes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serivces (CMS) is attempting to make it easier for providers to get paid for offering what it says is “a critical component of care that contributes to better health outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”

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Topics: chronic care management, preventive care, chronic care, person-centered care

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