Information for Medicare Patients: What is CCM?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 21, 2017 5:00:00 AM

The following information for Medicare patients helps explain the value of Medicare’s Chronic Care Management (CCM) program, or what your doctor may have referred to as care coordination.

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Topics: chronic conditions, chronic care management (CCM), healthy living, caregivers, health tips, caregiving

Let's Talk About Incontinence

Posted by The Engaged Patient

May 4, 2017 9:10:56 AM

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control. It can affect both men and women and there are different types, causes, symptoms, and treatments.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients

Fit Seniors: Is Age Really Just a Number?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 26, 2017 3:11:00 PM

Think you're too old to exercise? Think it's too late to start trying? We know a 78-year-old record-setting weightlifter who might tell you otherwise.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), healthy living, care coordination, patients, fitness & exercise, older adult, aging, strength, functional capacity

The Fight Against Cancer

Posted by The CareSync Team

Feb 13, 2017 9:20:00 AM

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In just this year alone, approximately 600,920 Americans are expected to die of cancer. That’s a sobering statistic that translates to about 1,650 people per day. But there are steps you can take to prevent certain cancers, and the dangerous impact of some cancers can be lessened with proper screenings and early detection.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays

6 Steps Toward a Healthier 2017

Posted by The CareSync Team

Dec 20, 2016 2:30:54 PM

As you’ve been scrambling around getting shopping done, putting up decorations, and planning holiday dinners, the end of the year has been sneaking up on you. Don’t let all that planning and activity juggling get in the way of one of the most important things you can do for yourself before the year runs out: make your 2017 New Year’s Resolution List.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

What Did You Do for American Diabetes Month?

Posted by The CareSync Team

Nov 30, 2016 4:31:51 PM

American Diabetes Month is coming to a close. The theme of this year's observance was very personal as the one in 11 Americans afflicted with diabetes were invited to share their stories about living with the disease through social media and #thisisdiabetes. There were stories of parents caring for children, individuals responding to a crisis, everyday management tips, images of healthy meals, and endless stories by loved ones who were champions for a grandmother or father or neighbor with the disease.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, diabetes, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, patients, observances & holidays, CareSync

Ensuring Patients Have What They Need

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 4, 2016 5:23:57 PM

During a care call, a CareSync Health Assistant asked a member how things were going with her blood sugar levels. The member explained she was unable to monitor her sugar because the pharmacy was telling her she needed a prescription for her test strips and glucometer, but she couldn’t locate the prescription.

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Topics: share your health stories, medication & treatments, chronic care management (CCM), patients

Navigating Healthcare for Our Child: Things We've Learned

Posted by Chris and Dawn Bailey

Jul 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When our daughter, Taryn, was born in 2005, we knew there were some medical issues we would face, but we had no idea that over the last decade, her medical picture would become so complex and unique.

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Topics: share your health stories, medical records, chronic care management (CCM), family health, CCM compliance, health tips

6 Years After Diagnosis: Lessons Learned

Posted by Amy Gleason

Jun 30, 2016 5:24:51 PM

Six years ago this month, we first heard the word Dermatomyositis. When the doctor told us my daughter Morgan, who was 11 years old at the time, had it, I didn’t even know how to say the word, let alone know what the diagnosis meant. But our family quickly got a crash course in understanding something no one should have to understand.

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Topics: share your health stories, patient advocacy, juvenile dermatomyositis, chronic care management (CCM), CareSync Care Plans, family health, health tips, healthcare costs & insurance

Get to Know Care Coordination

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jun 2, 2016 4:47:49 PM

If you’ve been hearing a lot about chronic care management, coordinated care, or even your doctor wanting to prescribe one of these for you, there is good reason. Medicare is changing the way they pay doctors, giving them more reasons to focus on quality of service, and paying for health benefits like coordinated care to improve patient health.

This is all really great news for you! Here’s why.

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Topics: chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, CareSync Care Plans, mHealth, care coordination, patients, caregivers, health tips

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