Care management programs we offer help address members who are:
We identify members based on multiple sources, including medical and pharmacy claims, and other self-reported information.
Interventions are designed to help members avoid illness, boost wellness, enhance quality outcomes, and decrease health care costs by addressing gaps in care and medication management in accordance with their clinician’s or physician’s treatment plan. These interventions may include:
Some members receive additional nurse coaching by phone. We reach out to treating providers if there are specific concerns raised that you may need to be aware of.
Here are some real-life stories of how our care management programs have helped our members.
Blue Cross member Michael Grimm
|Newly diagnosed with diabetes
“I left the hospital uneducated, uninformed and scared that I wouldn’t be able to live a life with diabetes.”
–Michael Grimm, Blue Cross member
New Year’s Day 2018, Michael Grimm didn’t understand what was happening. The 29-year-old triathlete and Augusta, Ga., resident was hospitalized for fatigue and unexplained weight loss after he dropped 25 pounds in five weeks. He was barely able to stand upright.
When the doctor told Grimm he had type 1 diabetes, he was shocked.
He needed answers and information.
A few days after he was discharged, Grimm was surprised to get a call from Blue Cross Nurse Case Manager Milly Hawke.
Hawke, a registered nurse who is certified in diabetes education, regularly follows up with members like Grimm to ensure they understand their diagnosis and how best to manage their condition after discharge from the hospital.
Grimm would later say taking that first call was the best decision he had made since falling ill.Read the full story
Blue Cross members Jim and Ann Bunyan
|Helping navigate through a sudden, serious illness
“Honestly, I don’t know how I would have gotten through this without her [Blue Cross nurse case manager Donna Buonopane-Johnson].”
- Ann Bunyan, Blue Cross member
During the hardest times, help can sometimes come from a simple phone call.Read the full story of the support the Bunyan family received.
We welcome provider and member referrals. If you think a member could benefit from care management, please complete our Patient Referral for Health Management Programs & Services Form and return it to the fax number indicated. Or, call Health Management Programs at 1-800-392-0098, Option 1.
For questions about Federal Employee Program member referrals, please call 1-800-689-7219, Option 2.
|For members with this plan||Call|
|HMO, PPO, Indemnity||Case Management
1-800-392-0098, Option 1
|Federal Employee Program (FEP)||FEP Case Management
1-800-689-7219, Option 2
|Medicare Advantage||Case Management
1-800-392-0098, Option 1
1-800-392-0098, Option 3
REACH (Recovery, Education, and Access to Community Health)
This program is offered at no cost to our members, through our partnership with Beacon Health Strategies. REACH is designed to help patients with behavioral health difficulties and/or substance use disorder by arranging care with health care providers to ensure patients feel supported when they leave the hospital. Learn more about REACH.
For our Medicare Advantage members with multiple chronic conditions, we offer Landmark Health. Landmark’s providers—physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants—go to patients’ homes of patients to help keep them well, and provide urgent care when needed. This service does not replace the care provided by the member’s PCP.
An independent company that manages diabetes care for some of our members in self-insured accounts.
This is a medication therapy management program for our Medicare Advantage members. This independent company works with our Medicare Advantage pharmacy benefit manager.
For members in self-insured accounts, we offer this program through Express Scripts, Inc., the independent company that administers our pharmacy benefits.
The program sends doctor and pharmacist alerts about medication safety, coordination of care opportunities, and possible gaps in care. These alerts are sent to doctors through their electronic medical records, by mail, or by fax.
Chronic Kidney Disease Programs
To improve the care and quality of life for our members with chronic kidney disease, we’re partnering with two specialty kidney disease support providers to deliver, at no additional cost, personalized support to some of our members. These include Cricket Health for select commercial members, and Square Knot Health for select Medicare Advantage members. Both programs, described below, provide education and guidance with implementing your care plan.
We are partnering with Cricket Health , an independent company, that provides personalized kidney disease support for a small portion of our members with chronic kidney disease (CKD) to support them in managing their disease. This program complements the care our members living with chronic kidney disease currently receive.
We are partnering with Square Knot Health, an independent company focused on patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (Stage 4, 5, and end-stage kidney disease). This program supplements the care that our Medicare Advantage members receive from their existing doctors by educating, assessing, and mentoring them as they consider treatment options, including transplantation.