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Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management

About Chronic Care Management

Living with a long-term health problem can be exhausting and challenging. At Honeycomb Medical Group’s four offices in Memphis, Tennessee, and Holly Springs, Mississippi, patients benefit from ongoing support, including Medicare chronic care management. If you have conditions like diabetes and heart disease, call your nearest Honeycomb Medical Group office to learn more about chronic care management or request a consultation online today.

Chronic Care Management Q & A

Why would I need chronic care management?

You might benefit from chronic care management if you have any long-term health problems. These are conditions that last for over three months, with many persisting far longer. Some are incurable, meaning you require chronic care management for life.

Common chronic conditions include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Asthma
  • Liver disease
  • Dementia
  • Chronic pain disorders like fibromyalgia
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • High cholesterol
  • Depression and anxiety 

Potentially life-threatening complications could develop from many of these long-term illnesses without the proper care. Chronic care management reduces the impact these conditions have on your life and helps prevent complications.

What does chronic care management involve?

Every Honeycomb Medical Group patient receives a personalized chronic care management plan designed around their unique needs and factors like age, lifestyle, genetics, environment, medical history, and current health issues.

Chronic care management plans vary but will likely include regular checkups and tests. Examples include:

  • Blood sugar monitoring for diabetes
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs) for heart disease
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Diabetic foot checks
  • Mental health questionnaires
  • Hormone level tests
  • Nutrient deficiency blood tests
  • Bone density scans
  • Spirometry and other breathing tests

Medication management is also an essential aspect of chronic care management. Your provider ensures your prescriptions are appropriate, beneficial, and don’t cause adverse effects. You might require support services such as nutrition counseling, weight management, smoking cessation, stress management, and advice on leading a healthier life.

Honeycomb Medical Group uses remote patient monitoring devices for your convenience in addition to in-office visits.

What is the Medicare chronic care management (CCM) service?

Medicare’s CCM service can pay for a health care provider’s support in managing two or more serious chronic illnesses that are likely to last for at least a year.

If you have original Medicare, you pay a monthly fee, and the Part B deductible and coinsurance apply. If you have additional insurance, including Medicaid, that may help pay for the monthly fee.

For patients with multiple chronic conditions, Medicare’s CCM program allows Honeycomb Medical Group to coordinate with patients outside of in-person visits. You have a dedicated point of contact for your health care needs around the clock and regular check-ins to monitor your health.

Your provider assists with medication management and prescription refills and provides access to educational materials and resources to help you manage your chronic conditions. CCM also improves communication between all the health care providers involved in your care.

Call Honeycomb Medical Group or book an appointment online today for compassionate care from experts in chronic care management.