What is a chronic condition?
There are many definitions of “chronic condition,” some more expansive than others. We characterize it as any condition that requires ongoing adjustments by the affected person and interactions with the health care system. The prevalence is rising, 2005 data showed that more than 133 million people, or almost half of all Americans, live with a chronic condition. That number is projected to increase by more than one percent per year by 2030, resulting in an estimated population of 171 million requiring chronic disease management.
Management of multiple chronic conditions
The prevalence of chronic conditions is rising, 2005 data showed that more than 133 million people, or almost half of all Americans, live with a chronic condition. That number is projected to increase by more than one percent per year by 2030, resulting in an estimated population of 171 million requiring chronic disease management.Almost half of all people with chronic illness have multiple conditions. As a result, many managed care and integrated delivery systems have taken a great interest in correcting the many deficiencies in current management of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, asthma and others.
Those deficiencies include:
- Rushed practitioners not following established practice guidelines
- Lack of care coordination and planned care
- Lack of active follow-up to ensure the best outcomes
- Patients inadequately trained to manage their illnesses
Overcoming these deficiencies requires a system that is essentially proactive and focused on keeping a person in their optimal state of health. That’s where Illumina’s Integrated Care comes in. Our doctors and specialists will work with you to get you the care and service you need so you can spend less time scheduling and managing your care and more time doing what you love.
About Chronic Care Management Services
Between doctor visits, taking the right medications at the right times, and following advice from different health care professionals, managing chronic conditions like diabetes or arthritis can be overwhelming.
If you have Medicare, ask your doctor about chronic care management (CCM) services to get connected care, so you can spend less time managing your care and more time doing what you love.
Chronic Care Management services may include:
· At least 20 minutes a month of phone-based care management services
· Personalized assistance from a dedicated health care professional who will work with you to create a care plan
· Coordination of care between your pharmacy, specialists, testing centers, hospitals, and more
· 24/7 emergency access to a health care professional
· Expert assistance with setting and meeting your health goals
· Assistance in identifying and acquiring support and social service needs