Managing your health can be challenging, especially if you have two or more chronic conditions or illnesses. Our Chronic Care Management is designed to offer our patients information to help them take advantage of new Medicare services that cover and pay for comprehensive care management particularly needed by patients dealing with multiple chronic conditions. If you have Medicare, or a Medicare replacement and live with two or more Chronic Conditions, you may be eligible to take advantage of the benefits offered through participation in our Chronic Care Management (CCM) program. These services are designed to help you maximize your health, reduce hospital stays, and spend more time with your loved ones.
What does Chronic Care Management mean to you?
*CCM means having a continuous relationship with a dedicated Care Manager who knows you and your history, gives you personal attention, and helps you make the best choice for your health. This connection to your Care Manager means you can better manager your care and spend more time focusing on your health, instead of trying to navigate alone.
*CCM means you and your loved ones have the assistance you need to manage your chronic conditions so that you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy. Your Care Manager will help you keep track of your medical history, medications and all the doctors you see. You'll receive a comprehensive care plan that outlines your treatment plan and personal health goals.
*CCM means having help on call 24/7 to address urgent needs from the comfort of your home. CCM includes 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week (24/7) access to our office for urgent needs, including the means to make contact regardless of the time of day or day of the week.
What conditions qualify?
Examples of conditions that qualify for CCM include but are not limited to:
*Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
*Arthritis (osteoarthritis AND rheumatoid)
*Autism spectrum disorders
*Cardiovascular disease (CHF, Heart disease)
*Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
*Infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS
What is involved?
During an initial intake visit/interview a customized treatment plan is created based on your healthcare needs and goals. After which a monthly phone call will be scheduled to review your goals and needs. These phone calls do not take
the place of your regularly scheduled follow ups with the physician, however they should help to decrease the number of follow ups that are needed.
What does it cost?
Patients with Medicare alone are responsible for their annual deductible and co-insurance. The cost after your deductible is met is between $8-9 per month. Most, but not all secondary insurances will cover this along with your other out of pocket expenses. Please check with your plan if you have additional questions regarding payment.
How to enroll?
Contact our office, or let us know at your next visit that you are interested in participating in our Chronic Care Program. That's it! Medicare only allows participation in the CCM program of one office and you must give your consent for any office to bill you for this service.
For more information contact Jessica Leggett, Clinical Care Coordinator or visit www.go.cms.gov/CCM