CLEVELAND, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Chronic Care Management Inc. today announced that it has launched a new technology and services platform that supports individuals with behavioral health conditions, developmental disabilities and drug addiction. The new platform harnesses Medicare’s new Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) program to systematize structured outcome assessment tools, care gap identification, community resource need matching and other areas that have not been formally operationalized to date in the U.S. healthcare system.
The new Medicare BHI program is used to support patients in-between their visits with practitioners who are treating patients with conditions such as mood and anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and other dementias, psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, as well as people with a variety of addictions – including drug and alcohol addiction. The new benefit fosters goal-directed, comprehensive care planning, care coordination and monitoring by the care team, with an overall aim of fostering a continuous relationship between the patient and the care team.
Dr. William Mills, president and CEO of Chronic Care Management Inc. said, “Medicare continues to show that it is dedicated to providing support for people with chronic medical and behavioral conditions in-between their provider visits. With the BHI program, it is providing a layer of support that did not previously exist for patients afflicted by a variety of psychiatric, behavioral, developmental and addition disorders – including program features that can help people dealing with opioid addiction. We are thrilled to be able to offer our state-of-the-art care management technology and clinically integrated staff services to healthcare organizations across the U.S. to better support quality care of these individuals in need.”
Mills continued, “As the recent study of the Medicare chronic care management program showed, systematic ‘in-between visit’ care management coupled with goal-directed, comprehensive care planning works. I expect the opportunity afforded by the BHI program to help drive positive clinical outcomes while reducing costs to be just as great as with the chronic care management program.”
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About Chronic Care Management Inc.
Chronic Care Management Inc. is a solution-oriented technology and services care management provider. The company’s primary focus is “in-between visit” care management for people with multiple chronic conditions. Headed by William Mills, M.D., a physician with extensive national care management leadership and primary care and geriatrics practice, the company develops and deploys software and clinically integrated care management programs that promote goal-directed, quality collaborative care planning. The solutions bring together healthcare providers, systems and stakeholders around a central, person-centered care plan that drive positive clinical outcomes for patients and positive financial outcomes for healthcare organizations and payers, including Medicare. Providing fee-for-service healthcare providers a concrete path from volume to value, Chronic Care Management also empowers organizations who are participating in alternative payment models with a formal platform to foster care coordination, quality measure success attainment, advance care planning, care transitions, medication reconciliation and a number of other success-driving areas.
For more information or to schedule a product and services presentation, please visit http://www.chroniccaremanagement.com or call toll free: (844) CCM-6500 / (844) 226-6500.
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