AAFP Summary Highlights Key Points Affecting Family Physicians

In the 2015 proposal, CMS reiterated its commitment to support primary care by, among other things, proposing a payment rate of $41.92 for the CCM code. The agency proposed that beginning next year, the code could be billed one time per month per qualified Medicare patient, and physicians would have to meet other requirements, including a proposal that CCM services be furnished using certified health information technology that would make the patient's care plan available electronically to all health care team members inside and outside the practice.