Chronic Care Management Improving the Lives of Millions of Individuals Affected

Anurag Sharma
Anurag Sharma

Updated · Oct 16, 2023

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According to Chronic Care Management Statistics, Chronic Care Management (CCM) refers to the ongoing care and support provided to individuals who have chronic conditions or long-term illnesses. CCM aims to improve the overall quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions by implementing a comprehensive and coordinated approach to their healthcare.

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  • Approximately 60% of adults in the United States have at least one chronic disease, while 40% have multiple chronic conditions.
  • Chronic diseases account for approximately 75% of healthcare expenditures in the United States.
  • The estimated global economic burden of chronic diseases is projected to reach $47 trillion by 2030.
  • People with chronic condition accounts for 81% of hospital admissions, 91% of all prescriptions filled, and 76% of all physician visits in the United States.
  • Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for approximately 70% of all deaths.
  • Depression is more prevalent among individuals with chronic conditions, with estimates suggesting that 20-25% of people with chronic diseases experience depression.
  • Implementing chronic care management programs can lead to a 25% reduction in hospitalization, a 35% reduction in emergency department visits, and a 45% decrease in mortality rates.
  • Telehealth utilization increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a 154% increase in telehealth visits in the United States in March 2020 compared to the previous year.

Global Prevalence of Chronic Diseases Statistics

  • Chronic disease accounted for approximately 71% of all deaths worldwide.
  • NCDs, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes, are responsible for 41 million deaths each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally.
  • NCDs are the leading cause of death and disability worldwide, disproportionately affecting low- and middle-income countries.
  • CVDs are the leading cause of death globally, with an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018.
  • The global cancer burden is projected to reach 29.5 million new cancer cases per year by 2040.
  • Chronic respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, affect more than 1 billion people globally.
  • COPD is responsible for 3.17 million deaths per year, accounting for 5% of all deaths worldwide.
  • Approximately 422 million adults have diabetes worldwide.
  • Diabetes caused 1.6 million deaths in 2019, with high blood glucose contributing to an additional 2.2 million deaths.

Prevalence of Chronic Diseases by Disease Category

Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Globally cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death.
  • Approximately 17.9 million deaths occur each year due to cardiovascular diseases.
  • In the United States, about 655,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths.
  • In 2019, CVDs were responsible for approximately 17.9 million deaths, accounting for 32% of all global deaths.
  • Around 85% of all CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes.
  • High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for CVDs. Globally, around 1.13 billion people have hypertension.
  • In the United States, the total costs of CVDs and strokes are estimated to exceed $500 billion annually.

Diabetes

  • The global prevalence of diabetes among adults has risen from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2021.
  • In 2021, an estimated 463 million adults (20-79 years) were living with diabetes worldwide.
  • In the United States, approximately 34.2 million people, or 10.5% of the population, have diabetes.
  • It is estimated that by 2045, the number of adults living with diabetes globally will rise to 643 million.
  • The western Pacific region has the highest number of adults with diabetes, accounting for about 39% of global cases.
  • (6 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (38% of the adult US population).

Benefits of CCM Statistics

  • According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, CCM programs resulted in a 15% reduction in hospitalization and emergency department visits.
  • The Centers for Medicine and Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that CCM services resulted in an estimated annual net saving of $74 per patient per month among Medicare beneficiaries.
  • According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Economics CCM reduced healthcare costs by 20% over two years.
  • According to a study published in JAMA, CCM improved the medication adherence rate by 8.3% for patients with chronic conditions.
  • According to a study published in Health Affairs, comprehensive chronic care management programs can lead to an average annual savings of $1,560 per patient.
  • According to the CMS, CCM services have the potential to save up to $300 billion annually in healthcare costs in the United States.

Current Adoption Status of CCM Programs

  • As of 2020, approximately 92% of healthcare organizations in the United States reported having some form of CCM program in place.
  • The adoption of CCM programs has been steadily increasing over the years, with a 15% growth rate from 2015 to 2029.
  • The CMS reported that as of 2021, more than 1.2 million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in CCM services.
  • According to a survey conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2020, approximately 49% of participating physicians reported offering CCM services to their patients.
  • The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine reported that among Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, only 1.8% were enrolled in CCM programs, highlighting the need for greater patient enrolment.

Barriers to the Implementation of CCM Programs

  • Approximately 75% of healthcare organizations in the United States have adopted some form of chronic care management services.
  • A study published in the American Journal of Managed Care found that the adoption of chronic care management services increased by 31% from 2015 to 2018.
  • CCM services resulted in a 5% reduction in healthcare costs for Medicare beneficiaries.
  • As of 2021, CMS reimburses eligible providers approximately $43 per month per qualified patient for providing at least 20 minutes of non-face-to-face care management services.

Role of Technology in CCM

  • More than 80% of healthcare providers use some form of telemedicine or telehealth technology for chronic care management.
  • Remote patient monitoring reduces hospital readmission by up to 50% for chronic conditions such as heart failure, diabetes, and COPD.
  • Remote patient monitoring interventions can result in a 20-60% reduction in mortality rates for patients with chronic conditions.
  • The adoption of wearable health technology for chronic care management has increased significantly, with over 20% of adults in the United States owning a wearable device.
  • There are more than 325,000 mobile health apps available worldwide, with significant features for chronic disease management and self-care.
  • AI-based proactivity has the potential to reduce hospitalization by 17% and emergency department visits by 18% for patients with chronic conditions.
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Anurag Sharma

Anurag Sharma

He has been helping in business of varied scales, with key strategic decisions. He is a specialist in healthcare, medical devices, and life-science, and has accurately predicted the trends in the market. Anurag is a fervent traveller, and is passionate in exploring untouched places and locations. In his free time, he loves to introspect and plan ahead.