Think about how and why you currently reach out to your doctor between appointments. Perhaps something is wrong. You might feel sick, you might need a referral or you may just need a medication refill. If you participate in a CCM program, you won’t just call when you have a problem.
CCM participants have a dedicated care coordinator. He or she knows you and your needs. Each month, the care coordinator checks on your conditions and monitors for any indicators that warrant a closer look. Coordinators make sure you have medication refills before you run out. And instead of waiting for major symptoms or complications, they’ll get you a doctor’s appointment as soon as they detect an issue.