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Dealing with chronic illness presents unique challenges for healthcare providers and patients alike. Part II of this blog series highlights the benefits of the CCM program for healthcare providers.
Implementing new programs can be a difficult undertaking for most businesses. In healthcare, where the needs of the patient always come first, it can seem impossible. Chronic care management (CCM) is designed to help providers move to a value-based care model while remaining focused on their patients. When implemented properly it can increase patient engagement and satisfaction, increase participation with preventative care measures and decrease hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
By providing patients with chronic conditions access to a registered nurse in between their regularly scheduled office visits, Wellbox has shown it can have a significant impact on its partner practices.
A third-party analysis of Wellbox patients at Medical Associates of Westfield showed that Wellbox participants:
“Our patients who have enrolled in CCM are notably more engaged in thinking about their diseases and how they can proactively work with us to address them. They are much less inclined to sit on the sidelines and passively receive medical care and much more likely to get flu shots and immunizations. Wellbox helps me keep my patients healthier in-between office visits and improves the quality and depth of in-office visits I conduct.”
Peter Weigel, MD, Medical Associates of Westfield.
Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists
Interested in learning more about what it’s like to work with Wellbox from the viewpoint of a healthcare practice? Watch this video to see how CCM helps this provider here.