Who needs Care Management?
Care management is for individuals needing extra assistance and support. The main goal is to educate and coordinate care between the member and physician to prevent avoidable hospitalizations and in turn provide the patient with a healthier life.
Patients who utilize our programs get valuable one-on-one guidance from our care managers including but not limited to the following examples:
- Understand their illness and learn to recognize warning signs
- Make lifestyle changes
- Understand medications and how to use them and stay on schedule
- Use home monitoring equipment
- Manage stress
- Understand tests results
- Refer them to community support services
- Locate medical supplies or prescribed equipment
- Keep follow-up appointments with their doctor
- Look for signs they’re getting worse instead of better
Reports Show 2/3 of Medicare beneficiaries have 2 or more chronic conditions, 1/3 have 4 or more.
Examples of chronic conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid)
- Atrial fibrillation
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Heart failure
- Ischemic heart disease