To enhance compensation for primary care activities that occur outside of face-to-face visits, Medicare began reimbursing for transitional care management (TCM) services in 2013 and chronic care management (CCM) services in 2015.1-3 Transitional care management is designed to facilitate the transition from hospital to home and involves a dedicated office visit after hospital discharge as well as additional care coordination. Chronic care management is a comprehensive set of care coordination services provided monthly to patients with chronic illnesses. We examined the uptake of TCM and CCM nationally.
Agarwal SD, Barnett ML, Souza J, Landon BE. Adoption of Medicare’s Transitional Care Management and Chronic Care Management Codes in Primary Care. JAMA. 2018;320(24):2596–2597. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.16116
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