Did you know that over 130 million Americans have one or more chronic conditions? 61% of all deaths among those 65 and older are caused by some kind of chronic disease. It’s been estimated that 75% of the nearly four trillion dollars spent annually on healthcare goes to the treatment of chronic disease. This probably isn’t news to you. You deal with it every day, especially with patients covered by Medicare. Delivering and coordinating care for chronically ill patients consumes many times more in practice resources than it returns. As the comorbidities add up, your margins shrink even more.

Many of these patients are resistant to following care plans and making the best health and lifestyle decisions for their health. In most cases, it was their own behavior that brought on their conditions. That makes your job even harder.

Most Prevalent Chronic Conditions

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  • Obesity
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  • Diabetes
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  • Hypertension
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  • Cardiac Disease
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  • Asthma