The Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) program was adopted in 2015 to compensate Primary Care Physician (PCP) for non-face-to-face care. The program has been proven to improve quality of life for patients while reducing overall Medicare expenditures.
Do your own research and see for yourself the magnitude of this market; see how under-utilized the program is. Start with these links directly from Medicare:
- Half of all adult Americans have a chronic condition – 117 million people
- One in four Americans have 2+ chronic conditions
- 7 of the top 10 causes of death in 2014 were from chronic diseases
- People with chronic conditions account for 86% of national healthcare spending
- Racial and ethnic minorities receive poorer care than whites on 40% of quality measures, including chronic care coordination and patient-centered care
Sources: CMS, CDC, Kaiser Family Foundation, AHRQ