CMS releases CPT code 99490 to pay doctors for Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services in 2015

"SPAC International's automation via it's Sargas HIPPA Compliant Cloud, Sargas mHealth Services, and clinical phone support, help make CCM services feasible, scalable, and sustainable. Sixty five percent of medicare population has two or more chronic diseases and we are providing these cost effective solutions for physicians nationwide to deliver better outcomes for their cancer patients, to increase survival, and reduce overall healthcare costs,"said Git Patel, CEO of SPAC International.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On the night of Halloween, CMS gave a treat to doctors by releasing the final rule on Chronic Care Management Services in their 1200 page release of the final rule for the calendar year 2015. Within this there are the final guidelines and requirements for the payment of CCM services under the code assigned as 99490. "Sixty five percent of the medicare population has two or more chronic diseases and they need to be managed 24/7 via these CCM services which require 20 minutes of non face to face interaction with each patient and medication monitoring to reduce hospital stays, nursing home visits, emergency visits, and other such healthcare costs," said Git Patel, Founder and CEO of Sargas Pharmaceutical Adherence & Compliance (SPAC) International. 

CMS will pay about forty dollars a month per patient for CCM services effective January 1, 2015.

"SPAC International has developed the automation through it's Sargas HIPPA Compliant Cloud,  Sargas mHealth services, and clinical phone support that makes Chronic Care Management Services feasible, scalable, and sustainable. Our goal at Sargas is to provide cost effective solutions for physicians to deliver better outcomes for their cancer patients, to increase survival, and to reduce overall health care costs," continued Git Patel. Non adherence to treatments cost billions of dollars in annual healthcare costs and compromises patient care. SPAC International is curretly providing a promotion to all the oncologists in California through the Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO) and the   Medical Oncology Association of Southern California (MOASC). Starting November 15, 2014, SPAC International will provide a promotion for all the oncologist in the country as long as they enroll with SPAC International by December 31, 2015.

SPAC Chronic Care Management Services

  • Regularly updated comprehensive patient centered plan of care (to be provided by the physician) from their EMR
  • Continuity of care through access to established care team (Patient specific doctors) for successive routine appointments
  • Scheduled preventive service and medication monitoring by our trained staff with customized mobile health applications for patients designed specifically for their chronic care physician
  • 24/7 Patient access to a care team. After business hours, our clinical phone support and care team is available for the patient to address acute chronic care needs
  • 24/7 Patient care team access (all the physicians will have access to each patient's medication information via our cloud physician portal and pharmacy portal)
  • There is an opportunity for patients to communicate with their care team by telephone, secure messaging, and other communication modalities like email, and support for 24/7
  • We help in the management of care transitions facilitated by electronic exchange of health information via our HIPPA Compliant Cloud Portals
  • 24/7 access to medication information for care coordination for the patient's medical team


SPAC International

Sargas Pharmaceutical Adherence and Compliance (SPAC) International has developed innovative software and mHealth applications to keep physicians and patients engaged from the time a script is initiated through the entire treatment process. This team approach to treatment management enables cancer patients to reap the maximum benefits and get the best outcomes, while reducing costs to the healthcare system. The HIPPA Compliant Cloud Portal allows in real time, patient's critical health information exchange among various providers.

SPAC believes any efforts to improve the cancer patient's experience in accessing and taking their cancer medications must be highly integrated with their physician's office. Providing any patient services that do not begin with their physician leads to confusion for the patient and all other service providers. Therefore SPAC has coordinated its patient centered solutions with the oncologist and their staff such that they are aware and have some control over their patient's experiences in a proactive manner rather than reactive format. 

Media Contact: Gitesh Patel, SPAC International, 6612012525,

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