ACC: Care Coordination Vital for Chronic Disease Management

Policymakers and healthcare providers must focus on improving strategies for comprehensive care coordination if they are to make headway against the rising tide of chronic disease, says the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in a letter to the Senate Finance Committee obtained by 

Patients with multiple co-morbidities require more robust management from their primary care providers and specialists, which must integrate patient engagement technologies like remote monitoring to address their complex needs.

Writing in response to a May request for feedback from chronic disease management experts, ACC President Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, PACC, FAHA, FASNC joins other organizations like CHIME in providing several suggestions for the Chronic Care Working Group.  The comments revolve around the pressing need for financial and policy changes that support a closer working relationship between providers across the care continuum.

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