Chronic Care Management

Family Practice & Internists located in Katy, TX

Chronic Care Management

An estimated 117 million Americans currently have one or more chronic conditions in need of quality care. The Katy Wellness Center & Family Physicians experts provide exceptional chronic care management to alleviate symptoms of chronic disease and improve your quality of life. Call today to reserve an appointment with a specialist or book online through the website’s portal system.

Chronic Care Management Q&A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management (CCM) includes a series of health care services and treatments for a condition that typically lasts a year or more and requires consistent attention. Many CCM services take place outside of the traditional office setting to meet the needs of patients but can also be performed in-house.

CCM services are essential to supporting the health of people with ongoing medical concerns and include several components of the health care system, such as your provider, the community, your ability to self-monitor, information systems, and the delivery of vital information.

What kind of services does chronic care management include?

The specific services incorporated into your CCM plan are unique to your needs. The wellness expert works with you to determine the best services for your exact condition or conditions and securely records them in your electronic health record. Generally speaking, more of the standard CCM services include:

  • Health screenings and physicals
  • Prescriptions
  • Primary care
  • Blood tests
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Ways to increase overall comfort and accessibility

CCM services can also be very specific. For example, CCM may include blood sugar management and control techniques for a person experiencing diabetes. Another example could be providing essential pain management for an individual that experienced a severe injury.

How long does chronic care management last?

The wellness experts tailor chronic care management services with the expectancy that your condition could be life-long. The time frame for CCM services depends on your treatment plan and your response to that plan. 

Chronic conditions typically last more than 12 months and can linger for many years. Some genetic conditions may require CCM for the rest of your life to ensure you live as healthily as possible. If your condition clears after some time, you may no longer require chronic care management. 

Individual appointment times for CCM can vary. An expert helps you determine the length of time you need for an appointment and to optimize your health. Some appointments take as little as 20 minutes, while others could take over an hour or more. A complex condition requires at least an hour of medical attention to ensure your health stays on track. 

Call today to schedule an appointment with a CCM expert or book online through the reservation portal.