You might benefit from a chronic illness management plan to better plan and coordinate your treatment. It may help you get the care you need to keep your health problems under control. Patients with a terminal illness or those whose conditions have persisted for, or are expected to last for, more than six months are eligible for a management plan. Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, and osteoarthritis are all examples of such conditions. Before requesting a treatment plan, you and your doctor should consider your qualifications. To determine your eligibility, consider visiting Comprehensive Care Clinic to see a primary care physician and practice nurse.
The following are some advantages of using a chronic illness management strategy:
Increased access to treatment may boost patient satisfaction
Most people have a hard time getting their hands on high-quality medical treatment. Regular, routine healthcare may be difficult due to shortages in primary care doctors, practitioners wanting to work in rural healthcare settings, restricted practice hours, transportation challenges, and low health literacy rates.
In a chronic care management paradigm, patients get one-on-one assistance dealing with their chronic conditions and understanding their healthcare options. Patients benefit from CCM because they are quickly and directly connected to experts and other external resources that may improve their health and satisfaction with their treatment.
Regular phone check-ins
When you sign up for our CCM program, you won’t have to worry about reminding your employees to update. After starting chronic care management, you should expect to have monthly phone checks with your CCM practitioner. Please let your doctor know at your next appointment if there have been any changes in your health status, treatment plan, or way of life. Your doctor is in the best position to address any concerns you may have and to collaborate with the rest of your care team to keep everyone up to speed on your health status.
Patients save money with chronic care management
Although there will be some out-of-pocket expenses for patients, the positive outcomes associated with chronic care management may help individuals save money in the long run. Investing in one’s health pays off in terms of money and health when managing chronic diseases.
Patients who take part in chronic care management are more likely to be able to manage their condition and have fewer symptoms worsening. Care coordination medicine (CCM) patients experience lower absenteeism rates from work or other activities and lower out-of-pocket costs due to fewer doctor’s visits, emergency department trips, and shorter hospital stays. Patients who choose CCM also get the “wraparound” assistance of a healthcare team, which aids them in overcoming typical chronic illness management hurdles such as locating cost-effective drug options and following difficult treatment instructions.
Providers available around-the-clock
Your persistent health problem doesn’t keep standard business hours. If you have a pressing medical need at any time of day or night, you may contact a doctor via CCM. Your doctor may suggest seeing a specialist if they believe it would benefit your case. You are always supported, no matter what. Having a care CCM program available at all hours removes the need to wait and fret about how to proceed in an emergency. Moreover, a remote patient monitoring (RPM) program might provide added comfort for certain patients with severe illnesses like diabetes.
Chronic care management continues to get attention and funding because of its proven patient benefits. The value and significance of care management services may significantly increase when they are employed to combat chronic illness.