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Chronic Care Management | Coronavirus | COVID-19

Chronic Care Management – More Important Than Ever

By: Earl Hutz
March 22nd, 2020

For many years, supporters of value-based care models have consistently promoted a very simple yet important position: care coordination improves clinical outcomes and increases patient satisfaction. It’s hard to dispute that proactively addressing and managing a person’s physical and mental health can lead to a reduction in unnecessary treatments and hospital admissions, and an increase in that person’s overall quality of life. This is more important when addressing those with chronic complex medical/behavioral issues that put them at risk of death. Never in our wildest dreams could we have realized the tremendous need for care coordination in combating a global outbreak.

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Chronic Care Management | Coronavirus | COVID-19

COVID-19: Answering CCM Patients’ Questions

By: Patti Russ, CNP
March 19th, 2020

During this difficult time, those calling Chronic Care Management (CCM) patients are frequently being asked questions about the current coronavirus outbreak – what are the symptoms? Can I go to the store? Should I be tested? etc. Because COVID-19 is caused by a new virus, what we need to know changes daily as knowledge increases about the virus’s effects.

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