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Multiple Chronic Conditions Update

Thursday, March 21, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
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Multiple Chronic Conditions Update

OASH releases New Inventory of MCC Programs, Initiatives and Activities and Innovative Profiles Report

Ever wonder where to go to find interventions, strategies, tools, training or research relevant to the multiple chronic conditions population? To respond to this need, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), with the help of its partners and stakeholders, developed the Inventory of MCC Activities: Database of Programs, Tools and Research Initiatives to Address the Needs of Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions. This searchable database, released today, contains more than 250 activities that support one or more goals, objectives, and strategies contained in the Department’s Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Strategic Framework. To further expound on these activities, OASH developed a companion piece, also released today, that further highlights the goals of the Framework. The report entitled, "Private Sector Activities Focused on Improving the Health of Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Innovative Profiles,” features innovative and successful activities to help stakeholders. The report:

  1. Examines key components of care delivery models and approaches for individuals with MCC.
  2. Identifies programs and resources that are available to improve care delivery or patient self-management.
  3. Assesses key research initiatives under way or recently concluded that address the needs of individuals with MCC.

Based on publicly available information, data from the published literature, and/or self-reported data provided by an activity’s sponsoring organization, theses activities were selected from the Inventory of MCC Activities compiled of private sector-initiated and non-HHS sponsored activities that address the Department’s Framework. In addition, the activities profiled in this report are organized alphabetically within each of the four goals of the Framework.

Click here to view the Innovative Profiles Report and Inventory database.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Chronic Conditions State Reports and Dashboard

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released additional resources and tools resources, CMS State Reports and the CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard, which will allow users to conduct state-level examinations of patterns of chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries.

The CMS State Reports on chronic conditions provides an aggregate prevalence of chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions as well as utilization and Medicare spending for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions for the 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC. To read the reports, please visit

The CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard allows for a more in-depth state-level and interstate examination of data on chronic conditions and prevalence, utilization and spending for Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, the data contained in the Dashboard includes: (1) the prevalence of Medicare beneficiaries with 15 common chronic conditions, (2) per capita Medicare spending for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, and (3) metrics for hospital readmissions and emergency department visits. In addition, the Dashboard also provides data for specific beneficiary sub-groups, according to gender, age group or dual eligibility status. The CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard is accessible at:

Funding Opportunity Announcements

The National Institutes of Health recently released three dissemination and implementation research grant announcements that encompass MCC (PAR-13-054. R21, PAR-13-055. R01, and PAR-13-056. R03). For more information, click here.

Notes from the Field

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Please visit the HHS MCC Initiative Web Site for additional details and updates.


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