The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognizes Chronic Care Management (CCM) as a critical component of primary care that contributes to better health and care for individuals. Imlay City Family Practice supports the idea of Care Management. This service is being offered at our office by our Care Manager; Racheal Jamison, BSN. Racheal is an employee at Lake Huron Medical Center in Port Huron. The goal of Care Management is not only to improve overall health, but to ensure that the patients know how to manage their lifestyles.
The Care Management program is at no cost to the patient. At Imlay City Family Practice, we believe that the patient should have available resources to enhance their health by managing their daily lives. At a Care Management visit with Racheal, there are several conditions that can be reviewed. Diabetes, heart and kidney disease, anxiety and depression, COPD and asthma, or even a person with no chronic conditions but have health goals of their own that they want to achieve, are all examples of things that can be addressed with the Care Manager.
During these visits, the patient will learn about how their lifestyle effects their condition, how to manage the disease, and what changes they can make to become healthier. The patient and Care Manager will work together to set goals and provide ways to achieve those goals. When the patient is ready and willing to work on those goals, the Care Manager will teach the patient how to fit the necessary changes into his or her life and provide access to resources to continually live healthy. Another goal of Care Management is to reduce hospital visits by maximizing the understanding of disease management.
Imlay City Family Practice believes that every person should have the resources they need to live a healthier life.