Chronic Care Management

Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in La Mesa, CA

Managing chronic conditions can be a challenge for both patients and doctors. When Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a new process for chronic care management in 2015, it enabled practitioners to be more proactive about patient care while giving patients more access to health care providers. Venu Prabaker, MD, of Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa in La Mesa, California, is a keen advocate of the chronic care management (CCM) program. Make an appointment with him today to take back control of your health. Call the office or book your appointment online today.

Chronic Care Management Q & A

What is chronic care management (CCM)?

Chronic care management (CCM) is an initiative put in place by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The CCM program encourages a proactive care approach toward patient health by providing individualized care programs to people who live with two or more chronic conditions.

Chronic care management covers the care a patient needs to manage the symptoms of their chronic conditions.

Dr. Prabaker is passionate about CCM, preventive care, and patient education. You can learn more about chronic care management by calling the Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa office.

 

Who benefits from chronic care management (CCM)?

Chronic conditions can affect any part of the body. People with two or more chronic conditions are the primary beneficiaries of chronic care management (CCM). 

Chronic conditions that CCM aids in the treatment of include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • HIV/AIDS

Dr. Prabaker has years of experience using CCM to manage a wide range of chronic conditions.

Why is chronic care management (CCM) important?

Many patients are unaware of the positive steps they can take to manage their health and improve their quality of life with support from Dr. Prabaker and his team.

Most chronic conditions require daily monitoring. It’s unrealistic and unfeasible for someone to visit their doctor every single day. Chronic conditions can take away a lot of your independence. It might make you feel like your quality of life has gone downhill or take the joy out of daily living.

Through chronic care management (CCM), Dr. Prabaker receives regular and detailed information about his patients’ conditions. The program and its processes also empower his patients to do more to help themselves, like adopting healthier diets, exercising regularly, and giving up unhealthy habits like smoking and heavy drinking.

Chronic care management can reduce the risk of worsening chronic health conditions. The CCM program helps patients and providers manage symptoms so that they can get back to enjoying the lifestyle they love.

Chronic care management through the CCM program successfully provides proactive patient care. Find out how it can help you. Call today or use the website to make an appointment with Dr. Prabaker and the experienced team at Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa.