A chronic condition is considered one that puts the patient at significant risk of death or a serious decline in health. It may also put you at certain risk of functional decline. A chronic condition should be expected to last at least 12 months -- or until death of the patient. You must suffer from two or more chronic conditions to qualify for Chronic Care Management under Medicare.
Examples of chronic conditions include, but are not limited to:
HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, hypertension, and Alzheimer’s or related dementia are other conditions covered under Chronic Care Management.
In the Medicare definition of the term, a Chronic Care Manager is a physician who oversees the care for all of your chronic conditions. It is then PHG's responsibility to coordinate and take over care for the patient. This means you only need to communicate with and visit one doctor, rather than multiple sub specialists -- unless you experience an emergency or need to see a specialist. As a board-certified internal medicine practitioner, PHG has vast experience in managing numerous health conditions.
By selecting Priority Health Group as a Chronic Care Manager, you’ll have access to care management services 24 hours per day, seven days a week. You’re also guaranteed routine appointments at the office.
Management of your chronic conditions means our healthcare providers systematically assesses your medical, functional, and psychosocial needs with regular face-to-face appointments. We review your medications to ensure there’s no interactions between them and teaches you how and when to take them. we also provide preventive care services.
If you should need to visit an emergency room or another doctor or specialist, Priority Health Group is responsible for following up on your care and ensuring the transition of your care between facilities. We also communicate and coordinate with home-care providers and community-based providers.
As a Chronic Care Manager, PHG is responsible for maintaining structured records of your care, developing a comprehensive electronic care plan, and sharing your information with other providers within and outside of the practice, Priority Health Group.
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