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The Value of CCM: Interview with a Wellbox Care Coordinator

Posted by Krista Sultan on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 10:42 AM


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Topics: CCM

Evaluating Medicare’s 15-minute Doctor’s Visits: Time for a Change?

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 02:27 PM

In 1992, Medicare made the decision that a typical doctor’s visit length should be 15-minutes. In an attempt to reduce the variability in physician fees, Medicare adopted the “relative value unit” (RVU) formula as a way to calculate these fees and promote consistency.

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Topics: Patient Management, Doctors, Medicare

Study Shows Strong Doc-Patient Relationships Reduce ED Visits

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 09:54 AM

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Examining Medicare’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model: What You Should Know

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Aug 26, 2016 @ 09:04 AM


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Topics: CCM, Medicare, Value-based care

Wellbox Patient Stories: Highlighting CCM’s Effectiveness

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Wed, Aug 17, 2016 @ 01:42 PM

For this week’s blog post, we decided to spotlight two patient stories where CCM made an actionable difference in an individual’s health and overall wellbeing.

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Topics: Patient safety, Chronic Care Management, telehealth, care plans

mHealth Intelligence Spotlights Wellbox Patient Satisfaction Survey

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 09:37 AM

In case you missed it, last week mHealth Intelligence wrote a terrific article discussing our recent Patient Satisfaction Survey related to Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program. The author, Eric Wicklund, describes the positive patient response to our Wellbox CCM service while also discussing the immense potential that the program holds in terms of additional practice revenue and clinical outcomes.

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Topics: HIT, CCM

Healthcare Spending Rises with Aging Population: CCM is Here to Help

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

With the push to cut costs and maximize the value of each treatment, the healthcare industry has long been seeking to answer the question: Where are we spending so much money? At last estimate healthcare spending is set to raise 6% from 2015 to 2025, with many pointing to the expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act as a possible answer. 

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Topics: population health management, Chronic Care Management, healthcare costs, aging

Changes to CCM, MACRA and Value-Based Care: What You Kneed to Know

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 @ 09:44 AM

For physicians offering Chronic Care Management (CCM) and other Medicare-funded programs, this week saw the announcement of several changes that could influence how patient-centered care is provided and reimbursed in the future.

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Topics: primary care practice, Chronic Care Management, Value-based care

The Road to VBC: Two Major Events for Medicare Patients & Doctors

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 11:57 AM

The third week of June was an important time for individuals closely following Medicare and its various programs. Two potentially landmark changes were announced that could significantly impact those who provide and receive care under the CMS’ banner.

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Small Independent Practices and MACRA: Forecasting the Future

Posted by Patrick Stevenson on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 04:16 PM


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