Chronic Care Improvement Organization Law and Legal Definition

Chronic care improvement organization is an entity that has entered into an agreement to provide for the development, testing, and evaluation of chronic care improvement programs using randomized controlled trials and to expand implementation of the program or components to additional geographic areas not covered under the chronic care improvement program. It also includes implementation of the program on a national basis either directly or through contracts with subcontractors. Chronic care improvement organization can be either a disease management organization, health insurer, integrated delivery system, physician group practice, a consortium of such entities, or any other legal entity that the Secretary determines appropriate to carry out a chronic care improvement program [42 USCS § 1395b-8 (a)(2)(B)].