Bill Waiving Chronic Care Cost-sharing Wins AAFP Support
The CDC says six in 10 Americans suffer from a chronic illness – and four in 10 have two or more. Yet AAFP data indicate that fewer than half of family physicians provide chronic care management services to Medicare patients.
One reason: Medicare's CCM benefit, introduced in 2015, remains limited by CMS cost-sharing rules that impose administrative burdens on physicians while increasing both toll and confusion for beneficiaries.
The Academy has long pressed CMS and lawmakers to remove such co-insurance requirements for Medicare's CCM service codes. Now, a bill being considered in the House might finally do just that.
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