Leaving the Hospital? Success Starts with Post-Discharge Patient Follow-up

The discharge process is extremely important. Every hospital invests countless hours into many workflows and staff as patients leave the hospital. And now, Medicare and commercial payers have “upped the ante” to drive quality outcomes with new Transitional Care Management (TCM) billing codes (CPT99495 and 99496) that offer higher reimbursement. In summary, a timely office visit allows the physician to see that patients are recovering, following instructions and taking their medications. While