Awareness : Frequently Asked Questions

Chronic Care Management Services

Care management is recognized as a critical component of primary care that improves patient health and reduces spending. Beginning January 1, 2015, Medicare pays separately for non-face-to-face care coordination services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Special edition article SE1516 updates the fact sheet and frequently asked questions and answers related to critical care management (procedure code 99490) addressing requests received from practitioners and providers for additional guidance in specific areas. Information on these updates is available in MLN Matters® article SE1516k