CLEVELAND, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) released a new study
CCM is a program launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2015 to help provide support for patients with multiple chronic conditions in-between their provider visits and episodes of care. The CCM program created a new Medicare-benefit to support beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions by providing new "in-between visit" revenue to participating providers, stimulating practices to enhance their focus on goal-directed, person-centered care planning, and to provide "aging-in-place" resources such as proactive care management.
The study showed that participation in the CCM program was associated with a lower growth in total costs to Medicare than the comparison group. Patients in the CCM program had the lower hospital, emergency department and skilled nursing facility costs. Receipt of CCM services was also associated with a reduced likelihood of hospital admission for the ambulatory care sensitive conditions of diabetes, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infection, and pneumonia among CCM beneficiaries, relative to the comparison beneficiaries. The CCM program was also associated with increased access to advance care planning (10% among CCM participants versus 1% in the general Medicare population). The study authors concluded that "CCM is having a positive effect on lowering the growth in Medicare expenditures on those that received CCM services."
Dr. William Mills, President and CEO of Chronic Care Management, Inc. said, "The CMMI study performed by Mathematica showed a significant early chronic care management program success. Most notably, patients in the CCM program were more connected to their healthcare providers, had more access to their primary care doctor and better utilized home-based services like home health care, which are helping patients avoid unnecessary hospital and emergency department use. Mills continued, "This study also showed reduced hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions among CCM beneficiaries, which is a major focus of the program – to help empower patients and providers with actionable plans that can help keep patients at home, instead of in hospitals."
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About Chronic Care Management, Inc.
Chronic Care Management, Inc. is a solution-oriented technology and services care management provider. The company's primary focus is "in-between visit" care management for people with multiple chronic conditions. Headed by William Mills, M.D., a physician with extensive national care management leadership and primary care and geriatrics practice, the company develops and deploys software and clinically integrated care management programs that promote goal-directed, quality collaborative care planning. The solutions bring together healthcare providers, systems, and stakeholders around a central, person-centered care plan that drive positive clinical outcomes for patients and positive financial outcomes for healthcare organizations and payers, including Medicare. Providing fee-for-service healthcare providers a concrete path from volume to value, Chronic Care Management, also empowers organizations who are participating in alternative payment models with a formal platform to foster care coordination, quality measure success attainment, advance care planning, care transitions, medication reconciliation and a number of other success-driving areas.
For more information, or to schedule a product and services presentation, please visit http://www.chroniccaremanagement.com or call toll free: (844) CCM-6500 / (844) 226-6500.
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