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Join CMS in Connecting Patients to Chronic Care Management

CMS invites AMWA members to become partners in Connected Care, a public education campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) services for Medicare beneficiaries living with multiple chronic conditions. Through this initiative, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Service Administration are engaging organizations and health care professionals with support to implement CCM and educate patients about its value.

The CMS Office of Minority Health wants to work with your organization to educate health care professionals about what CCM is, how to implement it in their practices, and how CMS has improved payment for services under Medicare. As a partner, the CMS Office of Minority Health will keep you engaged by sharing updates on CCM, and on its rural and minority health outreach efforts.

You can partner in any of the following ways:

  • Developing a newsletter insert, social media post, or developing a web page on your organization’s site about CCM. You can find templates in the toolkits listed below.
  • Distributing information about CCM at an existing event or hosting a Connected Care webinar to provide information about CCM to your members. You can order posters and postcards at no charge to share with health care professionals and patients by visiting To learn how to request an account and place an order, please see our product ordering instruction page.

In addition to these activities, our Connected Care Partner Toolkit offers resources that you can use to raise awareness about the importance of CCM. You can use the toolkit’s educational and media tools on your website, in your communications to members, and at conferences and events – any place where you connect with health care professionals or patients.

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about becoming a partner and what future collaboration could look like. Please let us know your availability for a brief call in July to explore this opportunity. In the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about the campaign by visiting our website at

Thank you,

Connected Care
Office of Minority Health
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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