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Chronic illness and the management of those ailments has been correctly identified as a huge problem in the current US healthcare system. Regardless of whether it is private or a public health insurance, the high number of chronic disease cases, the complexity in managing these diseases, and the long-term suffering means high costs. According to the Center for Disease Control, 90% of the United States’ 3.3 trillion dollar healthcare expenditures go towards chronic and mental health conditions and their management. Therefore, finding a cheaper way to manage these conditions, and improve patient health has been a big goal for a longtime. Finally, there is an incentive structure to promote better chronic care management in the healthcare system.
Chronic care management (CCM) has proliferated as an area to increase quality in healthcare by limiting costs to the healthcare system. It increases patient outcomes by limiting the barriers of entry to care, increases contact and community engagement from patient to care providers, and allows for greater monitoring of status of the patient outside of the hospital. It limits costs because better patient monitoring can limit unnecessary follow-ups and decrease costly re-admittance. Furthermore, CCM services themselves have become reimbursable in private insurance and Medicare.
Requirements of service
- Patient consent
- Structured Recording of Patient Health Information
- Comprehensive Care Plan
- Access to Care and Care Continuity
- Comprehensive Care Management
- Transitional Care Management