CCM (Chronic Care Management)

We enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with comprehensive care. Medicare has identified the care of chronic health conditions as an important goal. Chronic conditions are ongoing medical problems that must be managed effectively in a partnership between the health care team and the patient to maintain the best possible health. Examples include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, depression, and others. Effective Jan. 1, 2015, federal regulations now enable Medicare to pay for chronic care management.

What is chronic care management?
Your physician and clinical care team will carefully monitor and provide comprehensive care for your chronic health conditions in a systematic way to supplement regular office visit care.

How can you benefit from chronic care management?
• You will have 24/7 access to your care team.
• You will have preventive care services scheduled, many of which are covered by Medicare, and your medications will be closely monitored.
• You will receive a personalized, comprehensive plan of care for all of your health issues.
• Your care will be coordinated by your physician and staff, including care you may receive at other locations, such as specialists’ offices, the hospital, other health care facilities, or your home.

Eligible patients must have Medicare B to be enrolled. The cost of this service is paid for by Medicare (80%) and a secondary insurer (20%). Should you not have a secondary insurer you may be billed the 20%, around $8 per month.

We highly recommend this service to our Medicare part B beneficiaries. You may call our office for an enrollment form.