Care Management (CM)
If you are a patient with two or more chronic conditions, (chronic conditions are medical conditions that are ongoing), then your doctor may recommend care management.
About 1/3 of Medicare Patients have 4 or more Chronic Conditions†
About 2/3 of Medicare Patients have 2 or more Chronic Conditions†
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says that care management is a critical component of primary care, contributing to better health, better care, and reduced spending.
**If physician determines that the patient is eligible for CM services, physician must discuss CM services with the patient during their Annual Wellness, Initial Preventive Physical Exam, or Comprehensive Evaluation and Management visit.
Management of Disease*
Quality of Life*
Anxiety & Depression*
*Source: Source: A Comprehensive Literature Review of Studies on Care Coordination and Other Health Management Programs,
Shirley Musich, Ph.D. and Sadhna Paralkar, M.D., November 2007, Reden and Anders