Chronic care management services

Chronic care management services

Medicare may pay for a health care provider’s help to manage chronic conditions if you have 2 or more serious chronic conditions that are expected to last at least a year.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You may pay a monthly fee, and the Part B 

Deductible [glossary]

 and 

Coinsurance

 apply. If you have supplemental insurance, or have both Medicare and Medicaid, it may help cover the monthly fee.

What it is

Chronic care management offers additional help managing chronic conditions like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, osteoporosis, and mental health and other conditions. This includes a comprehensive care plan that lists your health problems and goals, other health care providers, medications, community services you have and need, and other information about your health. It also explains the care you need and how your care will be coordinated. Your health care provider will ask you to sign an agreement to provide this service. If you agree, he or she will prepare the care plan, 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 professionals if they provide chronic care management services.

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