Chronic Care Management

    Clinical providers and policymakers have been talking about the quality improvement and cost-saving benefits of chronic disease management for some time. Most medical practices are fully aware of the clinical and cost benefits of Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM); so why aren’t they putting them into practice, or able to successfully yield the benefits when they do? The ongoing challenge for...

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  CCM Overview    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) defines chronic conditions as those in which the patient is at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline, and are expected to last until the death of the patient.    Chronic disease is rampant in the US, particularly among Medicare patients. Nearly 70% of Medicare beneficiaries have a minimum of two chronic conditions requiring care management,...

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