Closing Gaps in Care with the Expansion of Chronic Care Management
With 20% of the chronic care patient population unqualified for Medicaid and unable to afford secondary insurance, the cost bars a great number of Medicare beneficiaries from participation. In addition, not all secondary insurances reimburse for Chronic Care Management. By eliminating patient responsibility, the Chronic Care Management Improvement Act would bring greater opportunities to those patients who are in the secondary insurance gap and those whose secondary does not cover ccp. If the main purpose of ccp is to prevent patients from falling through the cracks and to bring care coordination to those most in need, then removing the financial burden of the program would close one more gap in care.