Chronic care management services are known to address some of the health and financial burdens associated with chronic illnesses for patients. The benefits of chronic care management services have been described in a number of studies. One large study of telephone care management services demonstrated success in improving patient satisfaction and communication with care providers, enhancing self-management skills, increasing use of preventive services, and decreasing hospitalizations and medical costs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes Chronic Care Management (CCM) as a critical component of primary care that contributes to better health and care for individuals. Infectious Disease Consultants offers a comprehensive Chronic Care Management program to its patients.
A comprehensive care plan for all health issues typically includes, but is not limited to, the following elements: