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Medicare badge The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched the chronic care management program in 2015 to help provide support for patients with multiple chronic conditions. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Medicare patients who participate in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s chronic care management program are more likely to stay out of the hospital – and have lower growth in their Medicare costs — because they have connected with community-based resources, according to CMMI’s report, “Evaluation of the Diffusion and Impact of the Chronic Care Management Services.”

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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