Primary Care Services Webinar
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New Medicare Coverage and Payment for Primary Care Services—Learn About the Primary Care Services and Revenue Opportunities for Academy Practices Effective January 2017

Originally presented on Monday, December 12, 2016


Gary Swartz, JD MPA

Mr. Swartz has more than 30 years of experience in medical practice management and health systems management, consulting, and recruitment. His background includes work in health policy and advocacy and audit and compliance for health systems. In his role with AAHCM, he provides practice management and regulatory advice to medical practices and organizations across the country. Mr. Swartz also provides public policy service for the Academy and leads a best practices and evidence gathering learning collaborative for practices participating in Independence at Home, a Medicare shared savings demonstration.

Webinar Overview

CMS finalized coverage and payment for new primary care services effective 2017. CMS also has revised the requirements for chronic care management services. These new services are the result of advocacy of the Academy and other medical associations. You may be rendering services that already meet the service requirements. Now you will be paid for these professional services and those of your staff. The payment for these services should add significant revenue to your practice over the course of the year, support care team staffing, and practice transformation.

Watch the webinar to learn

  • the new services that are covered by Medicare effective January 2017
  • the required service elements of each new service and how they need to be documented
  • when the services can be billed in the same billing period and which codes are mutually exclusive
  • the payment amounts for the new services and practice considerations in using the codes
  • how the services will pay for members of the house call care team, support care, and practice transformation
  • the administrative changes for chronic care management and related codes for 2017
  • the house call related services identified in the OIG Workplan for 2017 and how to document the services correctly.

Watch the Recorded Webinar

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