Challenges of Chronic Care Management in Senior Populations: Infographic

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Eight million of the 40 million older adults in the United States have multiple chronic conditions and receive help with activities of daily living (ADLs), according to a new infographic by the GRACE Team Care (Geriatric Resources for Assessment and Care of Elders) program at Indiana University School of Medicine.

This 20 percent of the senior demographic comprises 40 percent of healthcare spending, and the per capita healthcare spending for these seniors is about double than for those without the need for help in ADL. Medicare hospitalization collective cost to the healthcare system is more than $140 billion.

The infographic illustrates how participation in the GRACE program has been proven to provide person-centered care, enhance quality of life, optimize health and functional status, and decrease excess healthcare use.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Chronic Care ManagementThe desire to improve health outcomes for individuals with serious illness coupled with opportunities to generate additional revenue have prompted healthcare providers to step up chronic care management initiatives. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services now reimburses physician practices for select chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries, with more private payors likely to follow suit.

2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Chronic Care Management captures tools, practices and lessons learned by the healthcare industry related to the management of chronic disease.

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