get the support you need to thrive.
Living with a chronic condition can be challenging. That’s why we started our Chronic Disease Management Program. This program offers support from nurses and lots of resources to help our members live brighter.
This program is for members with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, or heart disease. It is also for members who want to quit smoking.
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How it works
The Chronic Disease Management Program is designed to help you meet your health goals. You’ll work with nurses and healthcare staff to set goals for your health. Then, they will help you get the care you need, reminding you about upcoming appointments and checking in with you on your progress. In addition, we will send you an enrollment kit with information about your condition. You’ll get an e-newsletter and other resources as well.
After your first 90 days, we’ll check in with you on your goals. If you need more resources or support to stay on track, we’ll help you get it.
Learn more about the support you can get.
You may get additional support and education based on your condition.
For members with asthma or COPD
We’ll give you reminders about when and how to take your medication. We’ll also help you develop a self-management plan. This is to help you manage your symptoms on your own without medication.
For members with diabetes
We’ll help you learn how to monitor your own blood glucose. We’ll also help you reduce some of your risk factors, working with you on an exercise and diet plan. We can help you make other changes in your lifestyle that can help you feel better, like quitting smoking, as well.
For members with heart disease
We’ll help you learn how to take your medication correctly and how to monitor your own blood pressure. We can also work with you on a diet plan and help you quit smoking. We’ll also make sure you know when to see a doctor or go to the emergency room.
For members who want to quit smoking
We can help you reach your goals for reducing your tobacco use or quitting completely. We’ll also give you lots of information on the risks associated with smoking.
How to join
It’s easy to join the Chronic Disease Management Program. You may be signed up automatically if you have asthma, COPD, diabetes, or heart disease. Your provider can sign you up as well. You can also enroll yourself by calling Member Services.
After you join, you will get a call to talk more about your health condition and any questions you have. Then, we’ll check in with you regularly to make sure you have the support you need.
Get more resources
If you need more support, talk to your provider. Your provider can help connect you with other resources that could help you manage your condition. Your case manager or Care Coordinator can help, too. We also have an online Health & Wellness Library. It has lots of information about different conditions.
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