Chronic Care Management Specialist

Missouri River Healthcare

Family Practice located in Great Falls, MT

If you have Medicare and need to manage chronic conditions, like heart disease or diabetes, you need regular medical exams. The team of leading family physicians and nurse practitioners at Missouri River Healthcare offer comprehensive chronic care management. You can schedule your exam at this Great Falls, Montana medical office by requesting an appointment online or by calling the clinic.

Chronic Care Management Q & A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management (CCM) is a branch of primary care medicine that involves helping you learn to live with lifelong conditions. It’s a service that’s available to Medicare recipients. Chronic care management includes:

  • Minimum 20 minutes monthly with a physician
  • Personalized healthcare management
  • Regular health follow-ups over the phone
  • Coordinated prescription medication management

Your chronic care management practitioner works closely with your other health care providers, including cardiologists and endocrinologists, to ensure you’re getting the comprehensive care you need.

Who is eligible for chronic care management?

As long as you have Part B Medicare and known chronic conditions, you should qualify for chronic care management. In most cases, care is covered if you have at least two serious long-term conditions that are expected to last over a year. Some of the most common qualifying health issues include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

You may qualify for chronic care management if you have other concerns, too, including mental health conditions. The team at Missouri River Healthcare can let you know if you qualify for chronic care management and help you with any essential paperwork.

What should I expect from chronic care management?

Chronic care management involves building a lifelong relationship with your practitioner at Missouri River Healthcare. Because you’re going to talk with them on a regular basis, it’s important to be open about how you’re feeling and any concerns you may have. Your comprehensive CCM care plan can include:

  • A thorough discussion of health conditions
  • Planned medical interventions, as needed
  • Explanation of expected outcome or prognosis
  • Measurable treatment goals, such as weight loss
  • Management of related symptoms and medications

The goal of chronic care management is to improve your quality of life and lessen the severity of any symptoms you may experience. Since the team of caring physicians and nurse practitioners at Missouri River Healthcare have extensive backgrounds in chronic care management, you’re going to get quality, individualized care in a compassionate environment.

If you need help with chronic care management, the team at Missouri River Healthcare offers flexible scheduling. Book your appointment either online or over the phone.