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Chronic Care Management Specialist

Primary Care Practice located in Denver, CO
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Chronic Care Management services offered in Denver, CO


More than one-quarter of American adults have multiple chronic conditions today. Multiple chronic conditions increase your risk of health complications, even death, but Joseph Matarazzo, DO, offers chronic care management at Family CareX to help you control those risks and get healthy. Call the office in Denver, Colorado, or click the online scheduler to book your appointment now.

Chronic Care Management Q&A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management is a medical program for Medicare Part B participants who have two or more chronic health conditions. Medicare defines a chronic condition as one that you expect to last for at least 12 months.

Almost all people in chronic care management are 65 or older, as that’s the standard age for Medicare enrollment. But you may qualify to enroll earlier if you receive disability benefits. As your primary care practice, Family CareX can provide chronic care management.

What conditions are eligible for chronic care management?

There’s not a specific list of allowable conditions under the Medicare chronic care management program; any chronic condition can qualify. Some of the most common are:

 

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Dementia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cancer
  • Kidney failure
  • Hepatitis
  • Asthma

 

Many other chronic medical conditions and diseases can be part of a chronic care management program as well, as long as they meet Medicare’s rule of lasting a year or longer. 

What goes into chronic care management?

Chronic care management focuses on keeping you healthy and managing your chronic conditions with peak efficiency. The specifics of chronic care management vary with every patient and their condition, but the main focuses of this program include: 

  • A comprehensive medical care plan for disease management
  • In-person appointments at least once a year
  • Regular remote check-ins with your medical providers (usually by phone)
  • Medication management, like refills and medication adjustments
  • Nutrition services and other health coaching
  • Risk factor management to help you avoid injuries and health complications

Chronic condition management also includes overall coordination of care for your chronic conditions.

So, if you need to see a specialist, your Family CareX provider finds the best specialist for your situation and then helps you get in to see them promptly. Then, your provider and the specialist work together to treat your health problems.

At Family CareX, the providers believe in compassionate, professional, and efficient care, so they tailor your chronic care management program to your health needs. If you have a problem, need answers to a health question, or require some other type of medical attention, don’t hesitate to reach out to the office for fast help. 

To schedule your first chronic care management exam, call Family CareX or click on the online appointment maker today.

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