Making Money with Your Mobile App

October 31, 2013

In January of 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) launched a set of new billing codes (CPT Codes) which allow physicians to bill for non face-to-face encounters.  Such billable services include coordination of care for those with chronic diseases, communications that help prevent hospital readmission, facilitation of access to care, identification of community services, development of comprehensive care plans, and medical team conferences about care plans. Today, these new codes are reimbursed by Medicare and private payers when care coordination begins within two days of a hospital discharge.

Before DocbookMD, it was not common for the primary care physician to know of their patients’ hospital discharge, making the two-day follow-up challenging. Because DocbookMD can be used to alert the primary care physician about a patient’s discharge in real-time, including details of the discharge plan, it has become an essential tool to not only help improve the care of patients during this transitional care period, but it also now serves as a means for reimbursement through documentation of this transitional care management.

Medical team coordination can be tracked through DocbookMD communications. Because this type of encounter is billable, using these new codes, at the end of each calendar month, based on cumulative time spent, it is often tricky to document in a traditional electronic health record.  By using DocbookMD for this type of on-going coordination of care, the entire thread can be used to document the type of complex care delivery never before captured.

Despite the complexity of this new era in health care delivery, innovations must help physicians capture payment for additional time spent which helps patients – and saves the system money.
Start using DocbookMD today to coordinate transitional care of your patients.


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