Medicare's Chronic Care Management Program: Will It Help Primary Care Survive?

@article{Pannill2015MedicaresCC,
  title={Medicare's Chronic Care Management Program: Will It Help Primary Care Survive?},
  author={Fitzhugh C. Pannill},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={163 8},
  pages={
          640-1
        }
}
In 1927, Francis Weld Peabody declared that the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient and acknowledged that time, sympathy and understanding must be lavishly dispensed (1). This time commitment is more obvious today, especially for the one third of Medicare patients with 4 or more medical problems (2). Coordination and management of their care are suboptimal, given that Medicare does not pay for time spent on the telephone calls, e-mails, and faxes required. These out… CONTINUE READING