How case managers help patients navigate the health care maze [Infographic]
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About 10,000 baby boomers will reach Medicare age each day for the next 16 years according to the Pew Research Center. Two in three will learn to manage diseases like diabetes or heart disease. Health issues take more than just a physical toll; financial costs and emotional challenges are part of the mix. And there are new fears - mortality, bankruptcy and loss of independence during a long recovery. They risk getting lost in the unfamiliar terrain of doctors, specialists, hospitals, labs and multiple prescriptions. But with a professional case manager, patients can navigate the health care maze, and take control of their health.
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