Multiple Chronic Conditions Blog

Largest, Fastest Growing and Costliest U.S. Patient Population

Currently, 81% of hospital admissions, 91% of prescriptions filled, 76% of health-provider visits and 75% of home healthcare visits are for Medicare patients living with chronic conditions. Of these 85% have at least one chronic conditions and 23% have five or more – accounting for two-thirds of all Medicare Spending. These demographics are expected to continue to escalate and Baby Boomers will…

2018 Healthcare Trends Predicted by the Health Research Institute (HRI)

HRI released “Top Health Industry Issues of 2018” and predict the New Year will be distinguished by persistent uncertainty and risk for the US health industry and likely mirroring 2017.

Key trends to shape healthcare in 2018 include:

  • Tackling the opioid epidemic, now the leading cause of death for adults younger than 50. Opioid related mortality now exceeds…

Administration says using the terms “Evidence and Science-Based” are not politically correct

Last year the CDC reported medical mistakes as the 3rd leading cause of adult death in the US - the use and implementation of scientific data and evidence-based practice reduces morbidity and mortality by relying on current, relevant and credible data to direct practice patterns.

Turf War Between the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association

Without the use of data, we cannot participate in good practice patterns that yield positive
patient-centered outcomes. All healthcare should be practiced from a team approach and not
driven by one discipline - the patient and family do not benefit from a medical perspective only.
The data that is now collected on patient specific outcomes under the MACRA 2015 legislation

President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency on the Opioid Epidemic

President Donald Trump has declared a National Emergency on the Opioid Epidemic. Come on, America we need to lift the veil of silence and really drill down to the origin that perpetuates this national emergency. Prescribers and all health care professionals should undergo annual continuing education on safe and effective non-cancer pain management, based on the current science.

Value-Based Health Care is Here to Stay

Despite the rhetoric that the media portrays, value-based health care is here to stay and demonstrating significant savings for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Focus on Hurricane Harvey: Professional Resources

Due to the crisis in South Texas, the Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center is disseminating professional resources to support the health and well-being for those who are affected and up-rooted from Hurricane Harvey.

A Third of American Adults are Unaware

On July 18th, 2017 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released The National Diabetes Statistics Report, which revealed over 100 million U.S. adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes.


Chronic Care Management – Reimbursement Incentives

Chronic Care Management – Reimbursement Incentives

Currently, 7 out of 10 Medicare Beneficiaries are living with more than two chronic conditions, or multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and accounts for 86% of Medicare spending. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), encourages primary care providers to utilize the Chronic Care Management reimbursement codes and participate in…

Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

7 out of 10 Americans are dying from Chronic Conditions – accounting for 86% of U.S. health care spending.