MEDICARE PREVENTIVE SERVICES: A VITAL COMPONENT OF CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT (99490)
In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their 1999-2014 statistics on Cancer Incidence and Mortality. Once again, breast and prostate cancers topped the charts. The good news is that early detection is driving survival rates up.(1) In order to keep this positive health trend going up, Medicare patients need to take advantage of Medicare Preventive Services. Preventive medicine is important to these vulnerable populations, especially people with chronic conditions. Studies show that Chronic Care Management (ccp), like that offered by Connect Care Plus, increases adherence to preventive measures, such as cancer screenings.(2) Connect Care Plus provides patients with the support they need to utilize Medicare Preventive Services and protect their health.