Chronic Disease Management


Getting healthy and staying healthy involves not only the prevention of diseases but also the management of conditions. VIPcare offers an array of services, like Chronic Care Management, to manage chronic diseases that may be affecting your health.

What is Chronic Disease Management?

Chronic disease management is more than just about treating symptoms of a condition. It involves taking a comprehensive and total-health approach to managing symptoms of a long-term disease. It takes into account your total overall health and lifestyle. This not only works to manage symptoms, but it helps to slow down the progression of the disease and enables patients to take back control and enjoy their life once again.

What are Chronic Diseases?

Chronic diseases are conditions that progress over time and typically can’t be cured with medication or a procedure. They can last for many years or a lifetime. Chronic diseases must be managed on a daily basis. Some of the most common chronic diseases and conditions that VIPcare treats include:

  • Arthritis and Joint Pain
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney Disease
What Services Are Available for Managing Chronic Diseases?

Chronic Care Management is a Medicare-approved program available to Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions. Patients must qualify and provide consent to be part of the program. Depending on Medicare coverage, some patients may be responsible for a small coinsurance. 


How Does Chronic Care Management Work?

The Chronic Care Management program provides you with one primary contact for all your chronic care needs, including making an appointment, following up on labs and tests, or even having a prescription refilled.

Your provider will take an integrated approach by utilizing check-ups, screenings, and treatments to manage your chronic diseases and provide you with relief. They will assess your overall health and what contributing factors could be affecting your condition, such as your lifestyle and environment. Together, you and your provider will create a specialized treatment plan centered around your individual needs and healthcare goals. Your comprehensive care plan may involve medication management, physical therapy, or seeking care from a specialist.

What Services are Included in the Chronic Care Management Program?

Chronic Care Management Services may include:

  • At least 20 minutes a month of chronic care management services
  • Personalized assistance from your primary care provider who will work with you to create a specialized care plan
  • Care coordination between your provider, specialists, pharmacy, testing centers, hospitals, and more
  • Regular phone check-ins between visits to keep your health on track
  • 24/7 emergency access to a healthcare professional
  • Expert assistance with setting and meeting your healthcare goals
What are the Benefits of Managing Chronic Diseases using Chronic Care Management Services?

Chronic disease management can significantly impact your overall life by preventing or minimizing the effects of a disease. It can significantly improve your quality of life as well as reduce hospital visits and additional health care costs.

Learn More About Chronic Disease Management at VIPcare

If you suffer from a chronic disease affecting your health and would like to learn about Chronic Care Management and how VIPcare can help you manage your condition, schedule an appointment with us today! Call 866-333-7897.

Ask your VIPcare provider about Chronic Care Management and get the connected care you need and deserve. 

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