Check out these great new resources sent to us from HHS: CMS

New Chronic Care Management Services

Chronic disease is prevalent among Medicare beneficiaries with most having multiple chronic conditions. CMS has resources to help health care professionals learn more about providing chronic care management services and educate patients about the benefits of receiving this type of care.

CMS recognizes chronic care management (CCM) as one of the critical components of primary care that contributes to better health and care for individuals, and holds promise for reducing overall health care costs. In January 2015, CMS adopted a new service code to improve payment and access to CCM services for Medicare and dual eligible beneficiaries who have two or more serious chronic conditions. Key improvements in 2017 include increased payment and additional billing codes.

For more information on Connected Care, Chronic Care Management Services, visit Go.cms.gov/ccm. Resources include a partner toolkit and fact sheet.

 

New From Coverage to Care Video, Budget Guide 

New resources are available to help consumers understand how to use health insurance and how to pay for their health care costs on a limited budget. From Coverage to Care can show consumers how to maximize health coverage to put health first and live a long and healthy life. Watch the How to Maximize Your Health Coverage video to learn more.

The new Manage Your Health Care Costs guide is a series of tools for assisters and other community organizations who are helping a consumer understand health insurance costs and terms, know their own specific health insurance costs, plan for health care costs, and know how to pay their premium.

For more information From Coverage to Care visit go.cms.gov/c2c.