Chronic Care Management where Patient Support is Practice Support
Chronic care management is designed to help optimize patient care outside the clinic or hospital premises. One in four adults still live with multiple chronic conditions and most of it requires daily management. Chronic care management allows the patient to be more involved and connected to the healthcare team.
One can benefit from Chronic Care Management as, there are preventive care services that are scheduled and medications are closely monitored. There is personalized, comprehensive plan of care for all the health issues. This includes care that is received at other locations, such as specialists’ offices, the hospital, and other health care facilities. Types of care received by chronic care management services are:
Medication reconciliations – it includes review of all prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and other supplements. Any discrepancies with the patients’ records are immediately provided attention. Approved care plans – these plans are reviewed on regular basis and suggestions will be given to improve the existing plan by the provider. Early identification – the team is able to identify medication use, life-threatening vitals and more. Monitoring – patients’ progress is tracked so that providers’ can keep up with the treatment plans and goals.