Chronic Care Management for Patients
What CCM Does for Patients
Practices are often overwhelmed by the amount of work and resources they need to properly care for their chronic care patients. This is why the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has put forth resources to help physicians and practices conduct Chronic Care Management services.
As a chronic care patient, which includes over 60% of Medicare patients, you require thorough monitoring of your Care Plan to maintain positive health outcomes. Chronic Care Management programs ensure the proper establishment, implementation and revision of your Care Plan.
What Does This Mean for You?
You will be contacted once a month for at least 20 minutes of non face-to-face care.
You will speak to your personal care coordinator every time, not a machine or a stranger.
Chronic Care Management services are free if you don’t solely rely on Medicare.
Your care coordinator, who works with your personal doctor, will review your Care Plan with you and closely monitor your health, making adjustments with your physician when needed.
Through the help of your care coordinator, you will eliminate unnecessary trips to the hospital or to the ER, diminishing out of pocket costs.
“I believe that the the calls with the chronic care coordinator have made a huge difference to my health and were of particular use when I realized there was an issue with my prescription doses.”
— Marilyn, CCM Patient (10 months)
“I believe that they have been very useful in helping to better coordinate my care. In particular, I enjoy being asked how my medical conditions are progressing, as well as how the calls give me the opportunity to express any concerns or thoughts regarding my conditions. I appreciate that the chronic care coordinator takes the time to speak with me and reports everything directly back to my PCP.”
— Patricia, CCM Patient (9 months)
Globally, CCM Offers Patients a Way to:
Engage with their healthcare team;
Understand the resources available to them;
Eliminate unnecessary hospital visits and their incurred costs;
Personally manage their health.