While physicians can now bill Medicare for chronic care management of their patients, one physician expert cautions that, along with real potential for significant income growth, there are rigorous process and IT requirements involved

As of January 1, the Medicare program began paying physicians for chronic care management, authorizing a monthly payment per Medicare enrollee (estimated to average out nationally at approximately $42.60) to every Medicare-participating physician who fulfills a set of requirements for the care of patients with multiple chronic illnesses.

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