Worried about the RTA for CKCC? FFS programs can help bridge the gap

Roughly half of the nephrologists practicing in the United States participate in Medicare’s Chronic Kidney Care Contracting (CKCC) value-based payment model. With CKCC, CMS took a major step forward in partnering with nephrologists to improve the cost and quality of kidney care. But participating providers face unexpected financial losses this year…

Stop doing between-visit work for free

Are your physicians burnt out? In February 2024, athenahealth released the results of their third annual Physician Sentiment Survey, conducted by Harris Poll. The findings were both disturbing and (sadly) expected…

Population-scale care management is impossible – or is it?

Last week, I wrote about benchmarking a Chronic Care Management (CCM) program. Because Medicare’s CCM program is severely underpenetrated – only 3% of applicable providers are participating – many medical groups have never had the opportunity to see a scalable, financially sustainable program at work…

How to benchmark your Chronic Care Management (CCM) program

Less than 3% of providers participate in Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program — even though Medicare increased reimbursement by 54% in 2022. CCM compensates providers for all the between-visit care they currently provide for free to their patients with multiple chronic conditions. So why don’t more providers run CCM programs? It’s a question of scale…

Chronic Care Management (CCM) For Neurology

Less than 1% of neurologists are compensated for between-visit care under the Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) program - let's fix that!

Neurologists provide extensive between-visit care to their patients with chronic conditions – but only 0.37% are earning fair compensation for that care through Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program…