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.
You may pay a monthly fee, and the Part Bdeductible [glossary]
apply. If you have supplemental insurance, or have both Medicare and Medicaid, it may help cover the monthly fee.
Chronic care management offers additional help managing chronic conditions like arthritis and diabetes. This 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 care will be coordinated. Your health care provider will ask you to sign an agreement to provide this service.
If you agree to get this service, your provider 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.
To get started, ask your health care professionals if they provide chronic care management services.