50%: On average 50 percent of patients do not take their medications as prescribed and 33 percent never even fill their first prescription. 700 THOUSAND: Each year, an estimated 700,000 Americans experience adverse reactions to prescribed drugs that require an emergency room visit
Medicare covers the cost of a beneficiary’s Annual Wellness Visit with his or her Provider. These visits are designed to help Medicare beneficiaries and their doctors develop personalized prevention plans, at no cost to the Patient, which take a comprehensive approach to improving health and preventing disease.
In 2017 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), acknowledged that there are both non-complex and complex Chronic Care Management services provided to patients. Thus, CMS added two new codes for what they now call Complex CCM Services. Moreover, they included new CPT codes for the initiating visit.