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Care Coordination for Medicare Patients

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What is Care Coordination for Patients?

Medicare’s Chronic Care Management program is about providing care coordination for Medicare patients. Let’s take a closer look to answer questions about Medicare and this valuable healthcare service.

Care coordination is any activity that helps ensure that a patient's needs and preferences for health services and information sharing are met over time. (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Questions about Medicare point to the current state of U.S. health.
Questions About Medicare: 1 in 4 Adults Have 2 or More Chronic Health Conditions
Questions about Medicare are important as Medicare covers 16% of the U.S. population.
Questions about Medicare: Four chronic diseases, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes, equal 2/3 of annual deaths.

The Benefits of Care Coordination

Medicare believes that if your health between doctor visits is better managed, better health outcomes can be achieved. That’s one of the reasons why Medicare created Chronic Care Management (CCM), a program designed to provide 24/7 between-visit care coordination services to Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions.

The Value of Care Coordination for Medicare Patients

Having your care coordinated is like having someone in your corner 24/7/365, doing everything possible to help you achieve your best possible health and answer any of your questions by phone, email or messaging.

This non face-to-face care coordination can be especially important if you have any chronic conditions, such as:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • arthritis
  • COPD
  • depression
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure

That’s not to suggest there is something wrong with the way you are handling your care. It’s just that care coordination does so much right in helping you manage it.

What is care coordination for Medicare patients? The answers to this and other questions about Medicare are available at the CareSync website.

What Do Care Coordinators Do?

When a doctor chooses to partner with CareSync, we act as an extension of that doctor’s office, providing their patients with access to clinical services around the clock. Just some of the things CareSync Health Assistants can do for you:

  • Answer your health questions day or night by phone, email, or chat
  • Help you arrange transportation to medical appointments
  • Locate discounts for prescribed medications (just this summer, we helped our members save an average of 52% on their prescriptions)
  • Help you avoid costly duplicate tests and emergency room visits
  • Prevent unnecessary hospital stays and dangerous drug interactions
  • Prepare a personalized care plan based on your doctor’s instructions
  • Support you in moving from one healthcare setting to another
  • Encourage you to stay on top of your preventive care needs
  • Get emergency responders the critical information they need
  • Connect you with local programs that provide health-related support

What Steps Should I Take Next?

Check with your doctor to see if you qualify for Medicare’s Chronic Care Management program, and then ask your doctor to contact CareSync, the leading provider of software and services for Chronic Care Management.

Get in touch with us now to find out how you can take advantage of care coordination.

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