Chronic illness is notably one of the greatest challenges the American healthcare system faces. Known as one of the leading causes of death and disability, it is also responsible for nearly 90% of the nation’s $3.5 trillion in annual healthcare expenditures, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet, research has shown that investing in preventative measures could have a positive and significant impact on this challenge.
Chronic care management (CCM) is a solution that can assist in these efforts.
CCM is a monthly program that offers personalized care for people who participate in Medicare and live with two or more chronic diseases. It helps them manage, and even prevent, their conditions. In fact, it is driving significant clinical and financial outcomes for high-risk, high-cost Medicare populations. It also empowers patients to live healthier and longer lives, which is Wellbox’s core mission.
In this infographic, you’ll find 16 facts you should know about chronic care management and how partnering with the right provider can benefit both your practice and its patients.