Chronic diseases are on the rise in the United States, leaving healthcare payers with the challenge of covering care for patients with these expensive, long-term conditions. Experts such as the AMA have asked private and public payers to fund chronic disease management programs because chronic diseases are such a costly healthcare endeavor.
Chronic care management (CCM) services can provide family medicine practices with a new revenue stream even as physicians are taking steps toward future value-based payment.
MACRA took effect in January and the march to value-based care (VBC) continues. According to the 2017 HealthLeaders Media Value-Based Readiness Survey, healthcare organizations have been making steady progress in getting ready for the transition.
Population Health 2.0 will build on 1.0 pieces and also include a number of more advanced elements. Hospitals and networks already embarking on population health management initiatives today focus on people with one or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, kidney disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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