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Health Equity Data Definitions, Standards, and Stratification: New Resource Available

May 7, 2024: The CMS Office of Minority Health has released a new resource document of health equity-related data definitions, standards, and stratification practices.

Review the new resource: CMS’ Resource of Health Equity-related Data Definitions, Standards, and Stratification Practices.

This resource offers a table of suggested definitions, standards, and stratification practices for 9 health equity-related data elements as well as several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the purpose and usage of the document. It may also clarify differences in results that may arise when different data standards and definitions are sued.

Providers, states, community organizations, researchers, and others collecting and or stratifying their health equity-related data can make use of this resource to align with CMS.

CMS and HHS will continue to work to improve health equity for all. Recently, HHS released the HHS Equity Action Plan. HHS has selected 5 areas of focus for our 2023 equity action plan. These actions are a selection of HHS’s work to advance equity. They correspond with HHS 2022-2026 strategic plan and key Biden-Harris Administration priorities for HHS. The plan also sits in parallel to specific efforts related to equity within HHS’s family of agencies, such as the National Institute of Health’s strategic plan for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, the Administration for Children and Families’ equity in action commitments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s CORE commitment to equity and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ framework for equity. As such, this plan should be considered a portion, but not the total, of our efforts to ensure that all people can enjoy optimal health and wellbeing.

Today, this CMS document speaks to the HHS Equity Action Plan Strategy #2: Promote Accessible and Welcoming Health Services for All to assist in bettering the evidence base to advance health equity. CMS is committed to advancing health equity and improving health equity related data. Learn more about the CMS Framework for Health Equity and additional health equity data efforts from CMS.

Source: CMS Office of Minority Health

Health Equity Data Definitions, Standards, and Stratification: New Resource Available May 7, 2024: The CMS Office of Minority Health has released a new resource document of health equity-related data...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   Two things we learned about Marc Hackett in our time together: he's a NASCAR fan, and this would be his first official interview. His love of racing certainly makes sense as Marc hails from and lives in Indiana, home of the legendary Indy 500 and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. More surprising was that he was new to interviews. He was so easy to talk to and shared so many valuable insights from his 28 years of experience in the Community Health Center (CHC) world and now as the CEO of Jane Pauley Community Health Center. In our interview, Marc tells us about his wins, challenges, and takeaways from implementing FQHC quality programs inside and beyond the center's walls. We also dive into hot topics like chronic care management (CCM), the power of Health Care Navigators (HCNs), and the importance of working within the Medicare 65+ population. We’d say that’s pretty impressive for a first interview. For some background, Marc joined Jane Pauley Community Health Center (JPCHC) as CEO in 2009. The newly founded organization had one site, serving 4,000 patients a year. Today, they are a recognized Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) with ten sites and over 100,000 annual patient visits. It’s been a time of impressive growth but also rapid change, with a focus on partnerships with state hospital networks and health systems like the Indianapolis-based Community Health Network. During this time of expansion, Jane Pauley’s leadership team never wavered in their commitment to providing high-quality patient care. They kept care management and quality improvement strategies in mind and constantly looked for ways to improve patient experience and outcomes. Even when faced with shortages of staff, funding, and resources, they continued to find innovative ways to improve the quality of care they delivered. 

Hi, Marc! So nice to have you. Let’s start with a little background on Jane Pauley Community Health Center, that’s a pretty famous name. 

Jane Pauley, or JP, as we call it, is central Indiana’s trusted nonprofit provider of affordable primary, behavioral, and dental health services. We’re an FQHC with 10 locations and over 250 staff, providing high-quality care regardless of coverage or ability to pay. Our patient population is about 65 percent Medicaid, 5 percent Medicare, 10 percent uninsured, and 20 percent privately insured.  Our name, of course, comes from Emmy-winning TV news personality Jane Pauley. She’s done so many things: The Today Show, Dateline, and now she hosts CBS Sunday Morning. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, a fifth-generation Hoosier, and graduated from Indiana University. She also went to Warren Central High School, just a short walk from our offices.  Jane Pauley lends us her name to care for her hometown. As a longtime children’s and mental health spokesperson, she’s been vocal in sharing her journey with late-diagnosed bipolar. She’s done a lot to remove stigmas around mental health, taking medications, and getting the care you need. She’s an exceptional person in our state and for our center.

There’s been some pretty impressive growth at Jane Pauley. How do you manage that while keeping an eye on quality?

Patient experience and quality of care are part of everything we do. We are always looking for ways to close Gaps in Care (GIC) to improve our care management programs and, ultimately, our quality outcomes. Whether on a staff level or a new technology for EHRs, we want to constantly beef up our internal quality measures.  One resource that we could not do without is our amazing Community Resource Navigators (CRNs). Huge shout out to our team!! They are the direct ties to our community and make a huge difference every day. Anyone can make an appointment with a CRN at our center, whether they are patients or not. The HCN helps with access to coverage, care, and other resources. They help sign people up for Medicaid on the spot and help them set up payment plans or apply the sliding fee scale. We’re fortunate to have certified State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) navigators on our team. They are versed in Medicare and can help with access to state coverage or even dual eligibility. 

What’s a unique way you’re working to improve outcomes? 

Well, here in Indiana, we have an abundance of county fairs. I love a good fair, and being at the booth is always a great time. Fair food is fun, but this is a great chance to educate the community about nutrition or other health resources. However, our primary goal is to get people to schedule an HCN appointment. Let them know we are here, care is available, and we can help them with that process at no cost.  When I’m at one of these community outreach events, I always make it a point to speak with any of our patients. I want to know about their experiences with us, both positive and negative. It’s a great way to get to the heart of the issue and see what needs to be fixed. As we know from our board of directors, community members, especially patients, offer the most significant insights. 

We love to share FQHC wins. Tell us about a care management achievement you are proud of. 

While not specific to Indiana, we do struggle with tobacco use, consistently ranking in the country’s top 10. It’s a top priority and a big thorn in the side of every healthcare executive in the state.  I’m specifically proud of a hypertension grant that Jane Pauley received. We worked to enroll over 1,100 patients in a hypertension/ high blood pressure improvement program, including free self-monitoring kits. The data collected flowed directly into our Epic EHR system. The program was very successful, with participants showing improved numbers and better overall control of their conditions. 

Talk to us about adding Chronic Care Management to your strategy.

Like many community health centers, JPHC is navigating our way through Chronic Care Management (CCM): non-face-to-face care coordination services for Medicare’s sickest beneficiaries—those with two or more chronic conditions. It’s a small percentage of our population, maybe 5%, so it can sometimes, I admit, fall to the side. Most health centers are structured that way. I’m honestly not sure why, and with the massive baby boomer generation growing older, we knew we needed to change that.  Two things brought CCM to the forefront for me. The first was hearing a 65+ Medicare patient with multiple chronic conditions say, “You are the best-kept secret in town.” While it was a great compliment, we don’t want to be a secret. We want to be a resource and point of access for everyone in our community regardless of their coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, no coverage, private insurers. Especially with the exploding numbers of the 65+ population and their often more complex needs, we want people to know we are here and ready to serve them.  The second thing was meeting up with Vigilance at the NACHC CHI Conference in Orlando. They had prepared a Population Health Strategy Report for us, showing how they could help us with that 65+ population. It really enticed me because what they’re offering is something we’d like to do ourselves, but we don’t have the staff, time, or resources to do population health for that Medicare population.  Vigilance takes that extra step for us, conversing with patients and saying, " Hey, I noticed you didn’t get your flu shot; why not? Can I schedule your appointment for that? Or I see you were in the office last week, and the provider gave you instructions. Are you following them? If not, let's discuss why you’re not and see if we can rectify that. The model intrigued me, and when I brought this proposal back to our team, the leadership all agreed it was a worthwhile endeavor.

Why are Chronic Care Management and similar programs becoming so important?

The 65+ age group is growing, that’s first and foremost. It just makes good sense to be prepared for demographic changes in your community. As people age, they may use the health system more, or maybe they should be but aren’t. They may require a bit more time with an advocate or help navigating complex care directives.  We want people to know they can bring in all that overwhelming Medicare paperwork. Just gather it all up, stuff it in a bag, and bring it in. Our team will help you navigate the process and understand your choices for free, whether you are a patient or not. It’s a valuable resource, and we want people to know we're here.  Many people also don’t realize that Medicare waives the $200 deductible for patients who go to FQHCs. Eliminating that fee removes one more obstacle to care. When Vigilance helps patients with this type of education, that helps us improve adherence and, ultimately, quality of care. 

What is the biggest hurdle for an FQHC looking to implement a Chronic Care Management program?

The only thing holding you back is you! The good news is there aren’t many upfront costs involved; eventually, you can bill for these services, creating downstream revenue. Again, this is what caught my eye with Vigilance. It’s kind of like “found revenue” that you didn’t have before.

OK, that sounds very appealing. So what will you do with all this ‘Found Revenue’?

We’re big into education. We partner with a large family practice residency program through the Community Health Network. They have 30 residents. It’s a 10/10/10 model, so they graduate ten each year and bring in ten new each year. The residents rotate through one of our sites for their pediatric and OBGYN experience. FQHCs serve the neediest of the needy, and it’s an essential training experience for these providers. We hope to partner with them even more as we continue to grow. Another goal is to start a family nurse practitioner program. I think these programs would benefit any community health center. There’s a provider shortage, and we must consider new ways to handle the unique, growing, and complex needs of FQHC patients and other vulnerable populations.  The provider shortage is especially prevalent in behavioral health, one of our fastest-growing service lines, and near and dear to the Jane Pauley mission. Coming out of COVID, we find that 70% of patients who come in for a primary care visit also deal with at least one behavioral health issue. There’s such a need for that type of care. We’ve hired over 40 behavioral health clinicians and could use 40 more. That’s another critical model we’re focusing on.

Do you have any community events scheduled for the New Year? We’d love to share!

We’ll be back on the County Fair circuit for sure. But over the winter months, we'll definitely increase our community outreach around flu and other vaccinations. We can also help connect people to important resources like shelters and heating assistance. 

Marc, it’s been a pleasure speaking with you. Thank you for sharing your experiences. There are so many valuable takeaways for other FQHC leaders considering care management strategies. Again, it's hard to believe it was your first interview; you did an excellent job. Do you have any last thoughts you’d like to offer?

Providing the best possible care is the core of the FQHC mission. Everything we do should orbit around that goal. It’s never easy, and it’s ok to consider outside help. Do whatever it takes to make it happen. As we like to say at Jane Pauley, “If we see 400 patients today, that’s 400 chances to change somebody’s life. Let’s make sure it’s in a positive way.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]

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The new rule brings big changes and huge opportunities for FQHCs. Change is inevitable, but savvy execs see the potential.

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  • Review new remote care management services.
  • Capitalize on multiple service lines in the same month.
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Embracing Medicare: Transforming Care for Aging Populations

Last week at the CPCA Quality and Technology Conference in Long Beach, CA, a groundbreaking collaboration between Vigilance Health and Bay Area Community Health (BACH) unveiled innovative strategies to enhance care for the aging population under Medicare. Our Executive Director, James Coburn, alongside Dr. Harsha Ramchandani, CMO of Bay Area Community Health, led an enlightening presentation on "Embracing Medicare: Quality Care Strategies for Aging Populations."      

A United Front in Healthcare Innovation

This collaboration underscores our commitment to pioneering healthcare solutions that not only address the current needs but also anticipate the future of health care populations. With a focus on chronic care management, remote patient monitoring, and integrating comprehensive patient-centered care management, our strategies are designed to propel  healthcare forward, ensuring that quality care is accessible and effective for all, especially our aging communities.    

 

The Power of Partnership

James Coburn, with his extensive background in healthcare IT and population health management, alongside Dr. Ramchandani, a seasoned healthcare professional dedicated to improving lives, shared their combined expertise. Together, they illuminated the path forward in managing the health needs of the rapidly growing Medicare demographic, emphasizing innovation, partnership, and a deep commitment to patient care.    

   

Our Conference Experience: A Hub of Collaboration

Apart from the presentation, the conference was a vibrant hub for exchanging ideas, rekindling old connections, and forging new ones. Our team had the opportunity to exhibit, sharing insights and learning from other healthcare professionals, which only deepened our resolve to drive meaningful change in the healthcare industry.

   

Join Us on This Journey

We believe that our experiences and partnerships position us uniquely to support health centers in enhancing patient outcomes through tailored population health strategies. If your health center is looking to innovate and improve care for aging populations, we invite you to book a 30 minute meeting with us so that we can collaborate on solutions tailored to your health center's unique needs. [ut_button color="blue" target="_self" link="https://calendly.com/mdavis_vigilance/30min" size="small" ]Schedule a Meeting[/ut_button] Don't miss out on the opportunity to elevate your health center's services with our expertise and partnerships. Plus, at every conference, we offer a custom population health strategy report for your health center to help you visualize the impact of a robust population health strategy. Looking forward to meeting more amazing members of our community at the next conference. Together, let's redefine healthcare for our aging populations.   Images courtesy of Vigilance Health and California Primary Care Association on Linkedin 

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709584948509{padding-top: -30px !important;}"]Get a complimentary population health strategy report based on your organization's HRSA/UDS data. Uses your center's clinical outcome data to calculate the potential financial impact of a strong population health strategy. Once you submit your request, our team will prepare your customized report. We'll email you when it's ready for review.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709585205165{padding-top: -40px !important;}"]Population health or care management questions? Email us or call 805.823.0981. [/vc_column_text][ut_fancy_image image="3343"][/ut_fancy_image][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][wpforms id="3881" title="false" description="false"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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FQHC Guide Closing Gaps in Care

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1709574937154{padding-top: -30px !important;}"]Download the guide for proven methods focusing on consistent patient outreach, education, and appointment scheduling. Goal setting, staff training tips, and action items. Transform patient health outcomes, improve quality scores, and increase reimbursements for value-based care and quality improvement programs.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1707346258816{padding-top: -40px !important;}"]If your center is struggling to close gaps in care, Vigilance can help. Email us or call 805.823.0981 to get started.[/vc_column_text][ut_fancy_image image="3776"][/ut_fancy_image][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][wpforms id="3897" title="true" description="false"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a second extension of the application period for Medicaid and CHIP providers to apply for payments from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). The new deadline for applications is Friday, August 28.

Further, HHS announced that starting on August 10, providers who received automatic payments from the general distribution (the initial $30 billion from the PRF that HHS distributed based on Medicare FFS utilization) and did not apply to receive additional funds at that time will be given another opportunity to apply.

This reopened application period will last from August 10 to August 28. This should allow providers who received nominal payments to apply and receive the intended total payment of two percent of net patient revenue.

The attached email contains additional information, and an HHS press release on these steps can be accessed here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/31/hhs-extends-application-deadline-for-medicaid-providers-and-plans-to-reopen-portal-to-certain-medicare-providers.html.

 

We encourage you to investigate these additional opportunities and take advantage of these extensions.

Sincerely,

Your Vigilance Health partners

   

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a second extension of the application period for Medicaid and CHIP providers to apply for payments from the Provider Relief ...

[vc_row][vc_column][ut_header lead_color="#000000"]Remote patient monitoring, especially during this era of COVID-19, has become an even more important and essential service. With the new advancements in Telehealth and remote patient monitoring, the future of healthcare is becoming more focused on remote care. Remote patient monitoring and telehealth services aren't a replacement for regular doctor visits, but actually go hand-in-hand with them. When a patient usually visits there doctor, the goals set by doctors and patients in those appointments are often left unchecked for 3-6 months! This prevents patients from progressing in there treatment plans, and leaves doctors frustrated with no courses of action. Consistent and effective Remote Patient Monitoring is the obvious solution to this age old problem! What is Remote Patient Monitoring? At its core, it achieves three important goals;
  • Improves Patient Outcomes by monitoring patients progress outside of the doctors office
  • Gets Patients more involved in there own care, by setting goals and keeping treatment plans relevant
  • Allows doctors to more accurately coordinate treatment using months of additional data collected through Remote Patient Monitoring
[/ut_header][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_header align="left" title="The Patient Journey" lead_color="#000000"]Its important to have patients engaged in treatment. The path to treatment and recovery should include consistent check ups, coaching, education, and most importantly clear and concise communication! With our care managers collaborating with a patients doctor, everyone becomes more informed and patients are more likely to have positive outcomes and a positive experience through there treatment. [/ut_header][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_image_gallery thumbnail_size="full" alt="off" shadow="yes" gallery="3834"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Get a complimentary population health strategy report based on your organization's HRSA/UDS data. The report uses your center's clinical outcome data to calculate the potential financial impact of a strong population health strategy. Once you submit your request, our team will prepare your customized report. We'll email you when it's ready for review. Request a Population Health Strategy Report  [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1710350569654{margin-top: -20px !important;}"]

Closing Gaps in Care Infographic

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Qualifying Chronic Conditions:

Patients who are looking to enroll in the Chronic Care Management Program offered by Medicaid must have a minimum of two different chronic conditions to qualify. Below is a list of some of the major qualifying chronic conditions, though there are more conditions that are not listed below.   Continue Reading...[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="" css=".vc_custom_1595889702837{border-radius: 3px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_fancy_image image="3783" border="#000000"][/ut_fancy_image][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" css=".vc_custom_1595890219846{margin-top: -20px !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text]

G0506 CPT - CCM Program Initiative

Since the beginning of 2017, and continuing into 2020, the G0506 CPT code introduces new policies into CCM program is now compensating providers for the amount of time spent during patient intake.   Continue Reading...[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="" css=".vc_custom_1595889702837{border-radius: 3px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_fancy_image image="3821" border="#000000"][/ut_fancy_image][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2" css=".vc_custom_1595890228720{margin-top: -20px !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}"][vc_column_text]

Chronic Care Staffing

At Vigilance Health, we understand how daunting CCM, and meeting Medicaids requirements for reimbursement can be. Not only is it daunting to meet the minimum required patient to care manager benchmarks, but also to meet the chronic care staffing necessary to treat each patient.   Continue Reading...[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1595627522931{margin-top: -220px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][ut_header title="Chronic Conditions that Qualify for Chronic Care Management" lead_color="#000000"]Patients who are looking to enroll in the Chronic Care Management Program offered by Medicaid must have a minimum of two different chronic conditions to qualify. Below is a list of some of the major qualifying chronic conditions, though there are more conditions that are not listed below. If you are unsure whether your conditions would qualify you for Chronic Care Management program, feel free to contact us at 805-823-0981 For your condition to qualify as a chronic conditions covered by the CCM program, it must:
  • Be a condition that is expected to last at least 12 months, or until the death of the patient
  • Be a condition that puts the patient at a significant risk of death, functional decline, or exacerbation/decompensation
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CCW Chronic Conditions
Acquired HypothyroidismChronic Kidney Disease
Acute Myocardial InfarctionChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Alzheimer's DiseaseDepression
Alzheimer's Disease, Related Disorders, or Senile DementiaDiabetes
AnemiaGlaucoma
AsthmaHeart Failure
Atrial FibrillationHip / Pelvic Fracture
Benign Prostatic HyperplasiaHyperlipidemia
Cancer, ColorectalHypertension
Cancer, EndometrialIschemic Heart Disease
Cancer, BreastOsteoporosis
Cancer, LungRheumatoid Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
Cancer, ProstateStroke / Transient Ischemic Attack
Cataract
 
Other Chronic or Potentially Disabling Conditions
ADHD, Conduct Disorders, and Hyperkinetic SyndromePersonality Disorders
Alcohol Use DisordersPost-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Anxiety DisordersPressure and Chronic Ulcers
Autism Spectrum DisordersSchizophrenia
Bipolar DisorderSchizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
Cerebral PalsySensory - Blindness and Visual Impairment
Cystic Fibrosis and Other Metabolic Developmental DisordersSensory - Deafness and Hearing Impairment
Depressive DisordersSickle Cell Disease
Drug Use DisordersSpina Bifida and Other Congenital Anomalies of the Nervous System
EpilepsySpinal Cord Injury
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and FatigueTobacco Use
Human Immunodeficiency Virus and/or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) *Traumatic Brain Injury and Nonpsychotic Mental Disorders due to Brain Damage
Intellectual Disabilities and Related ConditionsViral Hepatitis (General), including: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B (acute or unspecified), Hepatitis B (chronic), Hepatitis C (acute), Hepatitis C (chronic), Hepatitis C (unspecified), Hepatitis D, Hepatitis E
Learning Disabilities
Leukemias and Lymphomas
Liver Disease, Cirrhosis and Other Liver Conditions
Migraine and Chronic Headache
Mobility Impairments
Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis
Muscular Dystrophy
Obesity
Opioid Use Disorder
Other Developmental Delays
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1595605398145{margin-top: -170px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][ut_header align="center" title="Chronic Care Staffing" lead_color="#000000"]At Vigilance Health, we understand how daunting CCM, and meeting Medicaids requirements for reimbursement can be. Not only is it daunting to meet the minimum required patient to care manager benchmarks, but also to meet the chronic care staffing necessary to treat each patient. Not to mention the time and resources dedicated to train each and every care manager. With one wrong move, you could loose the reimbursement revenue needed to fund such a program, and a great opportunity to treat patients can quickly turn into a unnecessary burden. That's where we come in! Vigilance Health has a full office of chronic care staffing care managers, all who are trained and practiced in managing patients chronic conditions. Be sure that once patients leave the doctors office, Vigilance Health will be by there side all the way. A Guaranteed reimbursement model, with personal and special care for each and every patient in our program, Vigilance Health as your partner in practice will create improved patient outcomes and patient involvement. [/ut_header][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1595606302726{background-color: #6dd9ff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_animated_image size="full" image="3806"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_header align="center" title="Chronic Care Staffing Team" lead_color="#000000"]Vigilance Health offers a team of Chronic Care Staffing, with dedicated Chronic Care Staffing Managers for each and every patient. As Patients and Care Managers build a relationship, care managers can always be asked for by name, and conversations between patients and care managers become less of a chore; Our goal is to get patients comfortable calling our team and opening a dialogue for true, bilateral care management. Our Chronic Care Staff are trained professionals with years of experience managing and communicating with patients, and will be a delighted addition to a patients treatment, and future doctor-patient relations. [/ut_header][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][ut_header title="Summary of Service:" lead_color="#000000"]Vigilance Health's Chronic Care Management service is comprehensive, and includes extensive record keeping of all patients important health information, maintenance of a patients ECP, alterations of care and care management services, Chronic Care Staffing, and coordinating patient care plans and health data with partnered practices. Vigilance Health focuses on a solid and dependable relationship between patients and care managers, supporting patients with treatment of there chronic conditions and successful achieving personal health goals. Vigilance Health offers 24/7 care and health information, including but not limited to preventive health care, patient and care manager relationship, chronic care staffing, and coordinating with a patients doctor office with regular update's on each patient. The webinar below is lead by two healthcare delivery & reimbursement experts talk about a few of the reimbursement programs offered in the CCM program, and how to take advantage of new CPT codes, performance bonuses, and quality incentives. NOW is the time to take a proactive step toward a more patient-centric value-based care model—and take advantage of the programs that reward you financially for improved care coordination, higher quality, and decreased costs. [/ut_header][ut_video_player url="https://player.vimeo.com/video/263601602" poster="3784"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_btn button_add_icon="yes" button_icon_type="fontawesome" button_align="bklyn-btn-left" font_weight="" button_text="About Chronic Care Management for Partners" button_icon="fa fa-arrow-left" button_link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vigilancehealth.com%2Fccm-for-partners%2F|||"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_btn button_add_icon="yes" button_icon_type="fontawesome" button_icon_align="right" button_align="bklyn-btn-right" font_weight="" button_text="About Our Chronic Care Management Softwares" button_icon="fa fa-arrow-right" button_link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vigilancehealth.com%2Fchronic-care-management-software%2F|||"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1595451500307{margin-top: -160px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][ut_header title="G0506 CPT CODE - New Requirements for CCM Programs" lead_color="#000000"]Since the beginning of 2017, and continuing into 2020, the G0506 CPT code introduces new policies into CCM program is now compensating providers for the amount of time spent during patient intake. This includes time spent creating a patient treatment plan and evaluating the patient. [/ut_header][ut_header lead_color="#000000"]In addition, practices who decide to individually carry out comprehensive appraisal & Chronic care management care planning can benefit from the G0506 code, and may be entitled to additional reimbursement by medical. Such reimbursements would be covered by HCPCS code G0506. Reporting the code is available one time each billing cycle, in concurrence with the Chronic Care Management initiation. [/ut_header][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_animated_image size="full" image="3796"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][ut_animated_image size="full" image="3797"][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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