Care management typically refers to multidisciplinary efforts to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care for selected patients suffering from chronic conditions. These programs involve interventions designed to improve adherence to scientific guidelines and treatment plans. Much of the interest within the healthcare community in exploring care management strategies has been fueled by the success in the HF arena and by the growing desire of public and private payers to effectively manage chronic conditions and to control their increasing costs.
Bill is a 75 year old gentleman living alone in a sixth floor warden controlled flat. Bill was diagnosed with left ventricular systolic dysfunction three years ago. He has an ejection fraction of