If you have 2 or more serious chronic conditions (like arthritis and diabetes) that you expect to last at least a year, Medicare may pay for a health care provider’s help to manage your care for those conditions.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay a monthly fee, and the Part B deductible and coinsurance apply. If you have supplemental insurance, including Medicaid, it may help cover the monthly fee.
What it is
Chronic care management includes a comprehensive care plan that lists your health problems and goals, other providers, medications, community services you have and need, and other information about your health. It also explains the care you need and how your providers will coordinate it. Your health care provider will ask you to sign an agreement for you to get this set of services on a monthly basis.
If you agree to get this service, your provider will prepare the care plan for you or your caregiver, help you with medication management, provide 24/7 access for urgent care needs, 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.
Things to know
To get started, ask your health care providers if they offer chronic care management services.