The Morisky Scale can also benefit health insurance carriers through the use of Chronic Care Management (CCM) services. CCM services are intended to improve the health outcomes of chronically ill patients by providing them with regular care coordination, medication management, and other support services. These services are typically non-face-to-face and can be provided by a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. CCM services are billed under CPT 99490 for chronically ill Medicare patients and require at least 20 minutes of non-face-to-face time directed by a physician or other qualified health care professional per calendar month.
Here are some ways that the use of the Morisky Scale in CCM services can benefit health insurance carriers:
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