A new educational initiative aims to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions and to support physicians in starting CCM programs.
Connected Care is a nationwide effort within fee-for-service Medicare that includes a focus on racial and ethnic minorities as well as rural populations, who tend to have higher rates of chronic disease.
The initiative is a project of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration.
The agencies developed new resources including these:
- A toolkit for health care professionals with detailed information about CCM, and resources to help you implement CCM;
- A partner toolkit that includes downloadable resources and suggested activities to get involved in the Connected Care initiative; and
- Patient education resources, including a poster and postcard for use in a clinical or community setting.
All resources are available free on the CMS website.
For more information on how to get involved with the CCM initiative and learn more about chronic care management, visit:
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Published March 28, 2017
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