Approximately half of all adults in the United States have a chronic health condition such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes. Cardiovascular disease and cancer account for almost half of all deaths in the United States per year, arthritis is the leading cause of disability, and diabetes can result in serious complications such as kidney disease and lower limb amputation. Managing chronic disease is of particular concern for beneficiaries with both Medicare and Medicaid coverage and the providers and plans that serve them. Seventy-two percent of beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid have three or more chronic conditions, compared to 65 percent of Medicare enrollees.
Engaging individuals with chronic disease in managing their conditions is an important component of delivering person-centered care as well as controlling the costs and health consequences of poorly controlled chronic illness. This webinar provides an overview of evidence-based chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs and highlights how these programs can help plans and providers work with patients to take charge of their conditions.
- Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H., Director, Stanford Patient, Education and Research Center
- Kristie Kulinski, MSW, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs, Administration for Community Living
- April Holmes, MSEd, Coordinator of Prevention Programs, Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
- Linda McGowan, CDSME participant
This webinar is intended for clinicians working with beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and clinical leaders and administrators of Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare-Medicaid Plans, Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly organizations, and Medicaid or Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Plans.