Half of PCPs Aware of Medicare Reimbursement for Chronic Care Management
CMS recognized that chronic disease management is key to lowering healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes by creating a Medicare reimbursement code for chronic care management. However, provider knowledge of the payment is lacking.
According to a Regina Corso Consulting survey, commissioned by Quest Diagnostics, only 51 percent of primary care physicians knew Medicare would reimburse them under the Physician Fee Schedule for certain chronic care management services.
While primary care physicians may not be aware of the codes, the majority of them still wish to implement the services. About 84 percent of the providers said chronic care management services would improve care quality at their practice, the survey of over 800 primary care physicians and Medicare patients found.
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