Rural health clinics increase revenue and reduce workload through CCM program
ATLANTA, GA – September 26, 2018, Rural communities face higher rates of chronic disease and related mortality rates, according to the Rural Health Information Hub. Azalea Health, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare IT solutions and services, has partnered with ChartSpan Medical Technologies to deliver a turn-key managed service for Chronic Care Management (CCM) and MIPS compliance.
Currently, 133 million Americans live with incurable and ongoing chronic diseases, with expected growth to 157 million in 2020, according to the National Health Council.
“CCM is crucial to rural health communities, where significant health disparity exists due to access to care, aging demographics and lower socio-economics,” said Shane Grivich, EVP for ChartSpan. “By tightly integrating our CCM services with Azalea Health and its affordable EHR platform, we can offer unparalleled services to millions of underserved Americans.”
In January of 2018, CMS adjusted the CCM CPT code from 99490 to G0511, increasing the national reimbursement of roughly $42 per patient per month to $62.18 for practices that are designated as a Rural Health Clinic (RHC). This provides a new source of bottom line revenue, crucial given the high rate of rural hospitals and clinics closing in recent years.
RHCs who participate in ChartSpan’s CCM services can expect a net profit of nearly 55%. Last year alone, ChartSpan saved enrolled CCM patients nearly $6.5M in out-of-pocket costs.
The ChartSpan / Azalea partnership also offers mutual rural clients a turn-key, managed compliance service, which can help practices increase their MIPS score and reimbursements for subsequent years. The seamless integration of platforms allows for bi-directional exchange of clinical and billing data, as well as rapid onboarding, charting, and transparent reporting.
This year Azalea’s EHR platform was named FrontRunner for Top EMRs by Gartner’s Software Advice and ChartSpan achieved a Net Promoter Score™ of 65.1, comparable to some of the highest scoring companies in America.
About Azalea Health
Azalea Health is changing the way health IT platforms connect community-based healthcare providers and patients across the lifecycle of care. Offering a 100% cloud-based integrated solution, Azalea delivers electronic health records, revenue cycle management, and telehealth services designed for rural and community practices and hospitals. Quick to deploy and intuitive to use, Azalea solutions ensure better care coordination and communication – enabling better outcomes and a meaningful competitive advantage. The Azalea platform also provides tools and resources to help customers meet their Meaningful Use requirements, as well as strategies to navigate accountable care and alternative payment models. www.azaleahealth.com
ChartSpan is the nation’s largest provider of CCM and MIPS compliance services. Unlike software-only companies, ChartSpan does the work for physicians and their clinical staff, providing fully managed services. ChartSpan is proud to have helped more than 500 providers successfully deploy a CCM program, earning more than $15,000,000 in reimbursements. www.chartspan.com/providers