This excerpt taken from the UNH 10-K filed Mar 1, 2005.
II. Chronic Care Program Objective
The objective of the Chronic Care Program is to develop enough clinical evidence for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to fund future chronic care management programs, allowing the SHIP program to receive reduced claim costs on existing members.
It is expected that a successful pilot outcome will bring long-term positive implications for the SHIP program, including: