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Disease management is relatively new, and many medical practices have misconceptions about how it works. Far from being a burden to busy medical practices, disease management programs can reduce hassles for physicians and office managers by coaching patients to be more compliant, better prepared, and less likely to make unnecessary phone calls. Disease management programs cost the medical practices nothing. They can even help practices make money by providing data needed for bonuses from the growing number of pay-for-performance programs.