Physician Involvement in Disease Management as Part of the CCM
Wallace, P. J.
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Phase I of the voluntary chronic care improvement (CCI-I) under traditional fee-for-service Medicare initiative seeks to extend
the benefits of disease management to an elderly population with comorbid chronic medical conditions. Active, sustained involvement
of treating physicians, a historical deficit of disease management programs, is a CCI-I program goal. During the last decade,
Kaiser Permanente, anintegrated health care delivery system with more than 60 years of experience in managing the care of
individuals and populations, has applied the chronic care model(CCM) to develop care management strategies for populations
of patients with chronic medical conditions.