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Helping Medicare Patients Navigate the Health Care System

This article was contributed by the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care National Coordinating Center

November is National Family Caregivers Month—the perfect time to talk about how Medicare patients can work with their families and caregivers to take good care of themselves. 

Annual wellness visits to primary care physicians are a first step. These visits can include keeping updated on chronic conditions such as diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). While thinking about next steps about their care, some patients may talk with friends and family members who work in the medical field and know how the health care system works, such as physicians, nurses or technicians. But, what if patients don’t have a go-to person to help them figure things out?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers... (Continue reading)

 

You can also watch a short video on KEPRO’s Navigation program here: https://www.keproqio.com/pfe/patientnavigation/ 

 

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