How Can Physicians Benefit From HealthViewX Chronic Care Management Solution

More than half of the U.S population is suffering from various chronic conditions. Such patients need continued care and support from their physicians. Considering the physicians’ busy schedule, they cannot extend special support to every other patient with chronic conditions. This directly affects chronic patients. Both physicians and patients face a lot of challenges in the process of giving care to chronic patients.

Care Management Workflow for Chronic Patients

Let us consider a scenario to explain the care management workflow for chronic patients.

  1. The chronic patient gets sick – Lily is a diabetic patient who also had blood pressure. She fell down and hurt her head so severely that she started bleeding. As she was diabetic, the wound did not heal. She wants to visit Dr. Matthews who is her PCP.
  2. PCP examines the patient – Dr. Matthews is a busy physician who runs a clinic. Lily waits for two hours to get his appointment. The doctor examines Lily along long hours of her waiting. He advises her to stay in the hospital for two days. The nurses there take good care of her by giving her medications on time, attending to her whenever in need, etc.
  3. The patient gets discharged – After two days, Lily feels that she is all right. She is discharged from the hospital. Dr.Matthews prescribes her medications to be followed strictly to get completely well.
  4. Patient falls ill again – Though Lily takes care of herself, the wound starts bleeding again. She tries reaching the doctor but to no avail. It was only after a day did she get his appointment again.
  5. The patient is readmitted – Dr. Matthews examines her again. He finds that she did not take the medications appropriately. He advises her to stay in the hospital for another day.

Challenges faced by physicians

Though Dr.Matthews took good care of Lily, it could not avoid her get readmission. If only he had been more available to Lily virtually, this would not have happened. So what factors stop Matthews from being available to Lily?

  1. Outdated technology – Dr.Matthews’ clinic has a manual appointment scheduling method. Hundreds of patients call the clinic every day and the possibility of one getting an appointment is only 10%. This prevents him from catering to patients who need immediate diagnosis and attention.
  2. Limited resources – The availability of staff is less in number. Even if Dr.Matthews recruited new people, it would increase his operating costs significantly. The use of a new technology to manage the patient traffic is also not a great idea as it is costly.
  3. No remote patient monitoring tool – Patient readmissions can be avoided only when Dr.Matthews gives continuous care to his patients. He does not have a remote patient monitoring tool or the staff availability to handle it. Because of this, he is finding it difficult to be available to his patients.

Chronic Care Management Program

CMS was spending a lot of money on patient’s insurance who were suffering from chronic conditions. In order to cut down the expenses on hospital admissions, the CMS introduced the Chronic Care Management (CCM) program. Through Chronic Care Management program, the physician can give more attention and care to the patient.

What is Chronic Care Management?

Medicare defines Chronic Care Management (CCM) as non-face-to-face services provided to its beneficiaries with multiple (two or more) significant chronic conditions. In addition to office visits and other face-to-face encounters (billed separately), these services include

  • Communication with the patient
  • Health professionals being available both electronically and by phone for care coordination, medication management, and being accessible to patients.

HealthViewX Chronic Care Management solution to simplify the process

Chronic Care Management program is indeed a good idea to track your patients regularly. But when done manually, it becomes another burden for the physician. This is when a Chronic Care Management software comes to play. It reduces the time and manual effort spent in giving the CCM services. Let us consider the same scenario to explain the Chronic Care Management workflow,

  1. The chronic patient gets sick – Lily is a diabetic patient who also had blood pressure. She fell down and hurt her head so severely that she started bleeding. As she was diabetic, the wound did not heal. She wants to visit Dr. Matthews who is her PCP.
  2. PCP examines the patient – Dr. Matthews is a busy physician who runs a clinic. As he is Lily’s PCP, she has HealthViewX application in which she can see the doctor’s availability. She fixes an appointment with the doctor in no time. Dr.Matthews examines her and advises her to stay in the hospital for two days. The nurses there take good care of her by giving her medications on time, attending to her whenever in need, etc.
  3. The patient gets discharged – After two days, Lily feels that she is all right. She is discharged from the hospital. Dr.Matthews prescribes her a care plan with medications and exercises to be followed strictly adhered to.
  4. The patient is continuously monitored – Lily takes care of herself by adhering to the care plan prescribed. She gets monthly calls from the CCM team. If at all she falls sick, the application will help her to reach out to the physician as soon as possible.

HealthViewX Chronic Care Management solution features

HealthViewX Chronic Care Management solution has the following features that make the process simpler for physicians and patients,

  • Inbuilt audio, video calling and messaging features – HealthViewX Chronic Care Management solution has inbuilt video and audio calling features. It helps in giving Chronic Care Management services to their patients. Secure messaging is also available through which the physicians and the patients can communicate.
  • Automated call log feature – After a call, care plan creation or any action related to CCM health services, the system automatically adds call logs. It reduces the physician’s manual effort is logging the call logs.
  • Preventive Care plans – HealthViewX solution supports care plans for the Chronic Care Management service for a patient. The physician can create a care plan depending on the patient’s health report. It helps in monitoring the patient’s vitals.
  • Chronic Care Management Analytics – Dashboards with intuitive charts and tables give complete analytics of the Chronic Care Management services. It provides a clear picture of the revenue perspective.
  • Consolidated Report – The physician can generate a consolidated report of the Chronic Care Management services given for a particular period. This makes it easy for the billing practitioner for getting the Medicare reimbursements.
  • HIPAA compliance – HealthViewX Chronic Care Management is HIPAA compliant. It facilitates secure data exchange. The solution manages all patient-related documents securely.

HealthViewX Chronic Care Management solution has features that suit the physicians best. To know more about our Chronic Care Management solution, schedule a demo with us.

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Chronic Care Management program is indeed a good idea to track your patients regularly. But when done manually, it becomes another burden for the physician. This is when a Chronic Care Management software comes to play. It reduces the time and manual effort spent in giving the CCM services.
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