Partnership Promise: Disease and Case Management Coaching

By Rob Chance

New disease management and case management coaching is required for 2017 Partnership Promise members who suffer from chronic conditions, medical needs or catastrophic illness or injuries. Lifestyle management, which helps tobacco users and individuals dealing with stress and weight management, is voluntary in 2017.

If you suffer from diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease or have other complicated medical needs, you are required to participate in coaching to help you manage these health issues. Frequency of coaching calls will be dependent on the severity of the chronic condition.

Healthways, the company that the state has contracted with to manage the wellness program, decides who is contacted for disease management coaching based on medical/pharmacy claims.

Coaches are degreed healthcare professionals who can help you reach your health goals. Coaches provide support so you can live the kind of life you want by making improvements to your health and well-being. They can provide assistance withexercise, nutrition, stress management, tobacco cessation and many other areas that affect lifestyle behaviors.

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