Chronic Care Management & Remote Patient Monitoring Specialist

Healthcare Medical Group of La Mesa

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

Before 2015, managing chronic conditions could be a challenge for both patients and doctors. But since then, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a new process for chronic care management and remote patient monitoring, practitioners have been enabled to be more proactive about patient care while giving patients 24/7 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) and remote patient monitoring (RPM) programs. Make an appointment with him today to take back control of your health. Call the office or book your appointment online.

Chronic Care Management & Remote Patient Monitoring Q & A

What are chronic care management and remote patient monitoring?

Chronic care management (CCM) and remote patient monitoring (RPM) are initiatives put in place by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CCM and RPM programs encourage a proactive 24/7-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.

Remote patient monitoring uses advanced equipment to share a patient’s health data with their doctor from afar, reducing the reliance on in-person appointments. This technology moves health care to where the patient is, whether at home, at work, or on the go.

Dr. Prabaker is passionate about preventive care and patient education. You can learn more about chronic care management and remote patient monitoring by calling the practice.

Who benefits from chronic care management and remote patient monitoring?

Chronic conditions can affect any part of the body. People with these conditions are the primary beneficiaries of CCM and RPM. Conditions that these programs aid 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 and RPM to manage a wide range of chronic conditions.

Why are chronic care management and remote patient monitoring important?

Many patients are unaware of the positive steps they can take to manage their own health 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 day and takes away a lot of their independence. It can make them feel like their quality of life has gone downhill.

CCM and RPM allow Dr. Prabaker to receive regular, detailed information about his patients’ condition. These 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.

These programs can reduce the risk of a health condition getting worse. They also help each patient manage their symptoms so that they can get back to enjoying the lifestyle they love.

Chronic care management and remote patient monitoring have been extremely successful in providing 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.