June 5, 2018

Good news for those with chronic medical conditions

There are 117 million Americans with two or more chronic medical conditions. Of those aged 65 and older, 75 percent are dealing with the multiple specialists, medications and lifestyle adjustments that come with chronic disease. 

A recent survey* showed that only half of physicians are aware that Medicare will reimburse their services as the care coordinator for qualifying patients with chronic diseases. And yet we know that when we monitor patients' compliance with medication and treatments, it pays off big time in improved health care outcomes. 

If you or a loved one has a chronic condition, such as high blood pressure, COPD, diabetes or depression, visit with your primary care provider about how you can make sure that patient and providers are all rowing in in the same direction!

* "Hidden Hazards", Quest Diagnostics, as conducted by Regina Corso Consulting, February 2018, www.QuestDiagnostics.com