What is Chronic Care Management?
Chronic Care Management (CCM) services are available for patients who have two or more chronic conditions or on-going health problems. With CCM, you receive care from your doctor’s office between office visits, usually over the phone. CCM services help you manage your illnesses to improve your health and lower your medical costs.
CCM services are paid for by Medicare Part B, which means that Medicare pays for 80 percent of the service. You will have 20 percent copay, which is about $8 a month for 20 minutes of CCM services. If you have a Medicare supplemental insurance policy, then your Medicare supplemental insurance will pay the copay. If you are receiving Medicaid, your copay may be paid for by Medicaid, depending on how you qualified for Medicaid. Ask your doctor for details on how this applies to you.