With one in four American now living with at least one chronic illness, it is no surprise that 81% of primary care providers describe themselves as overextended or at full capacity*. Patients with more complex health concerns utilize more resources, calling and coming into the office more frequently, putting strain on front desk staff and nurses and impeding other patients’ ability to access healthcare resources. This can have a negative impact on your patient satisfaction and retention and impede your ability to grow.
Additionally, practices facing the challenges of keeping up with the increased demand for healthcare are being penalized by Medicare – with a potential 7% payment adjustment tied to the completion of specific quality and performance measures.
Partnering with a Chronic Care Management provider, that can act as a seamless extension of your practice, can be a valuable resource for you and your patients.
* This is one of the key findings of a major new survey of 20,000 physicians commissioned by The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians and help facilitate the delivery of healthcare to patients.
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