The final 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (the “Rule”), released on November 1st, creates three new codes in the category of Chronic Care Remote Physiologic Monitoring (“CCRPM”) for (1) initial set-up and patient education, (2) initial device supply, and (3) monitoring data and interacting with patients or caregivers.
In the April 4, 2016 edition of Part B News, Rebecca Gwilt talks about integration of behavioral health care into acute and primary care settings.
"For individual physicians, simply instituting a process to administer basic depression screening is an easy first step,” says Gwilt. That might be the kind of depression screening attached to annual wellness visits, which may be quite simple (PBN 3/14/16). Or you can kick it up a notch with something like the PHQ-9 (Patient Health Questionnaire depression eval), the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) or the 20-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)."