It’s not unusual for people who are affected by a chronic illness, chronic pain, or a traumatic injury to find themselves focusing on little more than managing their day-to-day symptoms. Chronic care case management is a valuable service designed to keep your entire medical team fully engaged in managing your overall health by simplifying your care and providing increased, personalized support.
The service includes a comprehensive, individual care plan that takes every aspect of your health into account. It also includes ongoing communication between you and your primary physician at WolMed, as well as the physical therapists, chiropractors, or pain management specialists you might see.
If you’ve sustain a work-related injury or were hurt in an auto accident, your case management may also include comprehensive help with your workers’ comp case or help with personal injury documentation.
Case management includes providing oversight and coordination for all of your medications, including tips to help you better manage your medications on your own. Effective medication management can drastically decrease the likelihood of problems that commonly affect patients who take multiple medications.
The overall goal of medication management is to ensure that every patient receives individualized, whole-person care that emphasizes safe, effective, and appropriate drug therapy.
In addition to providing a comprehensive review of your current medications to identify side effects, drug interactions, or other potential drug therapy problems, medical management services may include:
Patients living with chronic pain, illness, or injury who have coordinated, ongoing care and who receive the education they need to make the best choices for their health are more likely to:
Effective case management services can also help you save money, both by eliminating unnecessary medications and helping you avoid emergency room visits and hospitalizations.