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1 Chronic Care Management Sherri Homan RN, PhD Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Office of Epidemiology Jefferson City, MO

2 Chronic Care Management Design Pioneered by Edward H. Wagner, MD, MPH and colleagues at MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Seattle Washington* Supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation** *Wagner, E.H. (1998). Chronic disease management. What will it take to improve care for chronic illness? Effective Clinical Practice, 1, 2-4. **Improving Chronic illness Care (ICIC) is a national program supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with direction and technical assistance by Group Health Cooperative’s MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation.

3 Chronic Care Management Premise Right Thing Right Patient Right Time

4 Chronic Care Management Model 3. Self-Management Support 4. Delivery 5. Decision 6. Clinical System Support Information Design Systems 2. Health System Health Care Organization 1. Community Resources and Policies Informed, Activated Patient Prepared, Proactive Practice Team Productive Interactions Improved Outcomes Wagner, E.H. Chronic Disease Management: What Will It Take to Improve Care for Chronic Illness? Effective Clinical Practice 1998; 1:2-4. Permission to reproduce model image granted from American College of Physicians (ACP), July 7, 2006.

5 Mobilize Community Resources Patients participate in effective community programs Form partnerships to fill gaps in needed services and avoid duplicating efforts Advocate for policies to improve patient care

6 Health System – Organization of Care Improvement at all levels of the organization Promote effective strategies Open and systematic handling of errors and quality issues to improve care Provide incentives based on quality of care Facilitate care coordination within and across organizations

7 Self-Management Support Patient has a central role in managing health Self-management support strategies – Assessment, goal- setting, action planning, problem solving, and follow-up Community resources to support self- management

8 Delivery System Design Define roles and distribute task Planned interactions for evidence-based care Clinical case management services for complex patients Regular provider initiated follow-up Cultural sensitive care

9 Decision Support Daily practice of evidence-based care Share clinical guidelines and information with patients* Provide professional education Integrate specialty and primary care *Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – National Guideline Clearinghouse

10 Clinical Information Systems Timely reminders for providers and patients Identify subpopulations for proactive care Facilitate individual patient care planning Share information Monitor outcomes Continuous Quality Improvement Registry tracks individuals and populations

11 Chronic Care Management Programs Comprehensive system change Targeting Case management

12 Primary Care Delivery System Traditional Provide acute care Diagnostic and laboratory services Treatment of signs and symptoms Prescriptions Brief education Short appointments Patient-initiated follow-up

13 Delivery System Redesign Traditional Provide acute care Diagnostic and laboratory Services Treatment of signs and symptoms Prescriptions Brief education Short appointments Patient-initiated follow- up Reconfigured Developed processes for CD Incentives for making changes Extensive patient education to increase patient’s confidence and skills Provider-initiated appointments and follow-up Evidence-based guidelines and provider interaction Information Systems

14 Targeting Approach Correctly assumes a small percent of the population accounts for most health care costs Possible to reduce cost based on this method However, health status changes occur frequently “Targeting” misses a substantial portion of the population at risk

15 Case Management Approach Many programs include: Brief hospitalization Low intensity follow-up care Conduct utilization review Chronic Care Management advocates for: Access to services that are proven to improve outcomes

16 Examples: Missouri’s Chronic Health Care Indicators, BRFSS, 2004 69.1% of seniors (age 65+) received a flu shot in past 12 months 65.2% of adults with diabetes test their blood sugar at least once daily 55.6% of adults with diabetes have participated in a course or class to manage their diabetes 52.8% of adults (age 50+) have ever had a lower endoscopy exam 39.9% of adults with arthritis have received a suggestion from their health care provider to exercise or engage in physical activity to help their joint symptoms (2003)

17 Example: Medicaid A web-based system to help fee-for- service Medicaid patients manage chronic conditions Integrate APS Healthcare’s CareConnection application with a chronic care improvement program Product – “collaborative medical record” Accessible to patients, providers and health care coaches The Advisory Board Company. (2006) Missouri creates web-based chronic care system. iHealth Beat. Retrieved June 20, 2006 from

18 Incentives Vary across provider organization May reduce patient expenses May also reduce profitable inpatient care Poorly reimbursed preventive services Performance related to defined quality goals Providers - / + Provider groups with full-capitation + Health Plans (deliver returns within 6-12 mo) ++ Purchasers / Employers +++ Governmental entities ++++ + greater incentive to engage in disease management

19 Primary Care Physician Use of Electronic Medical Records CountryPercent Using EMR Sweden90% Netherlands88% Britain58% Finland56% Austria55% Germany48% Belgium42% Italy37% Ireland28% Greece17% U.S.17% Spain9% France6% Portugal5% Source: Harris Interactive Inc. (2002, August 8). European physicians especially in Sweden, Netherlands and Denmark, lead U.S. in use of electronic medical records. HealthCare News, 2(16), 1-3. European Union Barometer June, July 2001 (numbers repercentaged by Harris Interactive) and Harris Interactive Surveys for U.S.A. in June 2001 and January / February 2001. EuroBarometer survey (N = 3,504) U.S.A. survey (N = 377)

20 Care Management Processes in Physician Organizations (N = 1,040) ProcessDiabetesAsthmaCHF 1. Case management39.7 43.4 2. Feedback to physicians 24.1 30.5 3. Disease registries31.2 34.8 4. Clinical guidelines with reminders 33.9 27.7 Mean33.232.234.1 Practices using all 412.77.6%8.6 Casalino, L. et al. (2003). External incentives, information technology, and organized processes to improve health care quality for patients with chronic diseases. Journal of the American Medical Association.

21 Chronic Care Management Regular visits with health providers Focus on function Prevent exacerbations and complications Emphasizes self-management Ensures access to services proven to improve outcomes Establishes links through time with information systems Follow-up initiated by medical provider Improved Health Status Overarching Goal

22 In Summary Chronic care management offers improved health status for many with chronic diseases Chronic illness care should be based on the best available evidence Need consistent quality measures and additional research in the various models

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