CME Webcast

Chronic Care Management: Getting Paid for What We Do Best

On January 1, 2015, CMS began paying separately for non-face-to-face care coordination services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries who have two or more chronic conditions expected to last at least 12 months (or until the death of the patient). As the health care system transitions from a fee-for-service model to value-based payment, billing CPT code 99490 makes it possible for you to be paid for the time and effort you and your care team invest in caring for your patients who have chronic conditions. In the transition to value-based care, chronic care management will become increasingly important as it can potentially reduce unnecessary resource use such as hospital admissions, re-admissions, and emergency room utilization. 

In this webcast, you will learn how to implement CCM from a physician who is currently successfully managing this program in her practice.    

About the Webcast

Chronic Care Management: Getting Paid for What We Do Best

AAFP members: $30
Non-members: $110

Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify eligible patients for enrollment in CCM
  • List the requirements for billing CCM
  • Implement CCM within your practice

Estimated time required to complete the full webcast: 60 minutes

Original release date of webcast: April 20, 2016.

Presenting Faculty

Leisa Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey is originally from Texas and is a graduate of Houston Baptist University and Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Eglin Airforce Base Regional Hospital and after serving at Tyndall Airforce Base and in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm, she opened a solo private practice in the small town of Bonifay, Florida.

She and her husband, James, raised their family in Bonifay where she has been in practice for over 20 years. She enjoys practicing the full spectrum of family medicine including pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, and emergency medicine. She also enjoys teaching the many medical students that rotate through her office from FSU and The University of Florida. 

While Dr. Bailey has done chronic care management for years, over the last year she has instituted a formal CCM program in her office. Whenever possible, she enjoys sharing the success the program has brought her practice with other physicians. 

CME Credit

This Enduring Material activity, Chronic Care Management: Getting Paid for What We Do Best, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 04/25/2016. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)(TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.



The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained in this activity was accurate at the time of publication. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual using this material and for all claims that might arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application. This material might contain recommendations/guidelines developed by other organizations. Please note that although these guidelines might be included, this does not necessarily imply the endorsement by the AAFP.