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COVID-19 Info and Tele-Nursing Triage Protocols

As the corona virus (COVID-19) affects practices nationwide, Circlelink’s tele-nursing team (100% Registered Nurses) is here to help with the worried well and sick at home. Our RNs triage Chronic Care Management (CCM) patients, or others, answering questions and referring them to appropriate care settings before patients physically visit practices or take up staff time […]

CircleLink Partners with athenahealth to Improve Medicare Reimbursements and Outcomes Through Technology, Data and 100% RN Care Coaches

New York, NY – November 20, 2019 – CircleLink Health, a leading provider of Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Annual Wellness Visits (AWV), today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s Marketplace program. As part of the athenahealth® Marketplace, this newly integrated application is now available to athenahealth’s growing network of 120,000 healthcare providers […]

APPROVED: New Care Management/RPM/CCM Codes for 2020

In October, we posted about Medicare’s proposals for drastic improvements to Chronic Care Management (CCM) and other reimbursable programs like Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM), starting Jan. 2020. Good news: These changes were just finalized with the release of Medicare’s 2020 Physician Fee Schedule. Below, we explore the most impactful changes that practice leaders need to […]

New Care Management/CCM Codes for 2020

Medicare recently (July 2019) proposed major improvements to Chronic Care Management (“CCM”) and other reimbursable programs, effective Jan. 2020 (source proposal). These changes have the potential to significantly improve practice revenue and patient health (plus lower systemic costs). Below, we’ve outlined the most impactful reimbursement proposals primary care providers and practice leaders need to know […]

CircleLink Partners with Newark Beth Israel to Expand Chronic Care Management

CircleLink Health, a leading preventative care platform, is delighted to partner with Newark Beth Israel (NBI), a RWJBarnabas Health facility, to provide Chronic Care Management and other preventative services to thousands of Medicare patients. By transitioning to CircleLink’s best-in-class Chronic Care Management and Behavioral Health platform, NBI has significantly expanded their in-house program with zero […]

Dr. Survey: What’s stopping Chronic Care Management and other programs

Overview: In 2015, Medicare launched Chronic Care Management (CCM), a program incentivizing practices to follow up with chronic condition patients outside the office between visits. Other programs followed to improve health, like Behavioral Health Integration (BHI), which focuses on follow-up between visits for patients with mental conditions. These programs provide a significant financial incentives to […]

What’s My Reimbursement and Profits for CCM?

A chronic care management (CCM) or behavioral health integration (BHI) program has great potential benefits for patients, but requires considerable investment of resources and administration across a large number of staff. These hurdles have contributed to the 2-3% adoption rate of CCM in the 1st two years of the program*. On the BHI side, a […]