Disease Management Programs
Passport Health Plan offers Disease Management Programs that can help you manage your chronic health conditions. Our programs offer learning materials, advice and care tips. We also help you work with your provider. The goal is to help you learn to manage your health conditions.
Members are found through medical or pharmacy claims. Members are enrolled in the program(s) that meets their needs. If your health condition is more complex, we may have a Nurse Care Manager call you. This nurse will work with your provider to make sure you have what you need to stay well. If you have a chronic condition not listed below you may contact us. We will refer you to a Nurse Care Manager for assistance.
There are many ways you can be referred to these programs. One way to enroll is through your provider. You also can self-refer to the programs. There are certain requirements that you must meet. These programs are voluntary. You can choose to be removed from a program at any time.
Breathe with Ease® Asthma Program
This program is for adults with asthma. You will learn:
- About asthma triggers
- About early warning signs
- How to use asthma medicines the right way
- How to work with your provider to prevent asthma flare-ups
- How to use a peak flow meter and an inhaler with a spacer.
Healthy Living with Diabetes® Program
This program is for adults ages 18 and above living with diabetes. You will learn:
- About the types of diabetes
- About diabetes self-care (meal planning, exercise tips, diabetes medicines and much more)
- How to work with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) and other members of your healthcare team to keep diabetes under good control.
Heart Healthy Living Program®
This program is for adults with high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and/or congestive heart failure. You will learn:
- About coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and/or congestive heart failure
- About taking your medicines
- About making lifestyle changes to manage your condition, such as quitting smoking or changing your diet
Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Program
This program is for adults with COPD. You will learn:
- How to quit smoking
- About working with your provider to keep your COPD under control
- The warning signs of COPD
- How to take your medicines as ordered
For more information or if you have questions, please call Member Services.
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