What is Transition of Care?

What is Transition of Care?

What is Transitional Care Management and How Does it Help Patients? Transition of Care (TOC) is a CMS reimbursement intended to help patients as they move from an acute setting back to the community. A smooth transition back home is … Read More

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Relationships: The key to better chronic care

Is chronic care a priority? How well is it being managed today and what barriers do organizations face? As health systems increasingly seek to extend care beyond the walls of their facilities, a new survey of hospital and physician practice leaders … Read More

Signallamp Health Announces Expansion

Signallamp Health, Inc., a pioneer in providing dedicated nurse care managers to chronically ill patients, announces an expansion of its nurse care team to assist patients and their providers adversely affected by the abrupt closing of CareSync. Signallamp’s full-service chronic … Read More

Extending Relationships with Chronically-Ill Patients

Under MACRA/MIPS and the physician Fee Schedule, Medicare is demanding and paying clinicians for providing care outside of regular office visits. 3 out of the 4 MIPS performance categories and an additional 7 CPT codes in 2017 relate to providing … Read MoreRead More

Long-Term Relationships with Your Chronically-Ill Patients

The 2017 Physician Fee Schedule is here and clearly states that CMS wants to increase reimbursements for managing chronically-ill patients. A new avenue for reimbursement is non-face-to-face care, first introduced in 2015 with CPT 99490 and expanding in 2017 to … Read MoreRead More

Falls and The Elderly

According to the CDC, millions of people 65 and older fall yearly at an estimated cost of $31 billion in medical expenses alone per year. As an RN Care Manager, two key goals are to keep the patient at home … Read MoreRead More

February is Heart Month!

According to the CDC, over 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, which kills over 350,000 people a year. As an RN Care Manager, … Read MoreRead More

American Diabetes Association Alert Day

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) the total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion and is increasing daily. The largest component of medical expenditures according to the ADA is inpatient hospital care which is 43% total … Read MoreRead More

Being Smart this Easter

According to an article written in the New York Post in June 2016, the number of hospital admissions for heart failure increases days after major holidays. As a RN care manager my goal is to educate patients on what they … Read MoreRead More

'Tis The Season for Family Gatherings!

Tis the season for family gatherings, delicious food, sweet treats, joyful friends, and increase A1Cs. Per the American Diabetes Association, in 2015 30.3 million Americans had diabetes and 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. According to NCBI … Read MoreRead More