Crohn’s Disease, UC Management Programs at CVS Caremark Included in NCQA Accreditation

Crohn’s Disease, UC Management Programs at CVS Caremark Included in NCQA Accreditation
CVS Caremark Crohn's Disease & UCNational pharmacy chain CVS Caremark recently received full NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management (DM) accreditation by the Accordant Health Services division to start programs that will support a wide range of diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). The programs are designed to provide patients and practitioners with support, education, and other help necessary to facilitate positive outcomes and quality care. The NCQA DM Accreditation grants the DM program the status to help purchasers evaluate practices and to improve patient care and service. According to the company, the program is the most comprehensive option for both patients and practitioners. The programs are designed to improve interventions with patients, as well as to improve the interaction between patients and practitioners to support their plan of care. "Earning this accreditation from NCQA demonstrates Accordant's commitment to improving the overall health and well-being of the patients we support," said the Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark, Troyen A. Brennan, MD.  "Our coordinated, holistic care management programs provide patients with the support and tools necessary to help them holistically manage their rare diseases while working to improve health
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