Commentary: Fitting Disease Management Pieces Together

Susan Philip | Government Health IT | July 8, 2013

Health reform is changing the landscape of a patient’s care and treatment, and with the increasing prevalence and rising costs of chronic and complex diseases in the United States, key stakeholders — including payers and providers — are now searching for better ways to manage these conditions.

That’s why in April, the California HealthCare Foundation conducted a survey and analysis on how we can start putting together this “complex puzzle” of disease management and complex case management.  (Full disclosure: The author’s employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, was contracted to work on the survey.)