Chronic Disease Management

The chronic disease management market encompasses consumers with chronic, complex conditions such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes, and heart disease. The challenges faced in this market are often compounded by the need for social services and supports. For provider organizations and health systems managing consumers with chronic conditions, a significant challenge that remains is addressing the rising cost of care for this population. As a result, payers are focusing on reducing the spend by increasing integrated models of care coordination across medical, behavioral, pharmacy, and social support systems. These new market forces are creating strategic opportunities for provider organizations that are serving this population.

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What Chronic Conditions Are Top Of Mind For Employers?

I was fascinated to read what keeps employers up at night these days—and it seems to be chronic health conditions. Most large employers (and many small firms) have programs that help employees identify health issues and manage chronic conditions—including health risk assessments, biometric screenings, and health promotion programs—and offer incentives to encourage participation (see 2020 Employer Health Benefits Survey). And… Read

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