The Chronic Care Management or CCM program at Columbus Medical Clinic is sponsored by Medicare. It is for patients age 65 years and older on Medicare that have 2 or more specific chronic conditions. There are many different conditions that qualify including:
Heart attack ♦♦ Alzheimers ♦♦ Anemia ♦♦ Asthma ♦♦ Atrial Fibrillation ♦♦ Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy ♦♦ Breast cancer ♦♦ Cataract ♦♦ Chronic Kidney Disease ♦♦ Colon cancer ♦♦ COPD ♦♦ Depression ♦♦ Diabetes ♦♦ Endometrial cancer ♦♦ Glaucoma ♦♦ Heart Failure ♦♦ Hip Fracture ♦♦ Hyperlipidemia ♦♦ Hypertension ♦♦ Hypothyroidism ♦♦ Ischemic Heart Disease ♦♦ Lung Cancer ♦♦Osteoarthritis ♦♦ Osteoporosis ♦♦ Pelvic Fracture ♦♦ Prostate cancer ♦♦ Rheumatoid Arthritis ♦♦ Senile Dementia ♦♦ Stroke ♦♦ Transient Ischemic Attack
Chronic care management offers additional help managing chronic conditions. This includes getting you a written, comprehensive care plan that lists your health problems and goals, the other health care providers you see, medications, and other information about your health. It also explains the care you need. Your health care provider will ask you to sign an agreement to provide this service. If you agree, your provider will develop the care plan, help you with medication management, provide 24/7 contact for urgent care questions by giving you a special, direct phone line to a representative of the CCM program or provider, give you support when you go from one health care setting to another, review your medicines and how you take them, and help you with other chronic care needs.
Access our monthly CCM newsletter and discover a Medicare-supported program that benefits Medicare patients 65 and older with 2 or more chronic health problems.