Disease management practices of health plans.

  title={Disease management practices of health plans.},
  author={W. Pete Welch and Christopher Bergsten and Charles M. Cutler and Carmella Bocchino and Richard I F Smith},
  journal={The American journal of managed care},
  volume={8 4},
OBJECTIVE To investigate how health plans manage chronic diseases. STUDY DESIGN Health plan medical directors were surveyed regarding the disease management (DM) practices of their plans. METHODS We took a stratified random sample of 65 plans, all members of the American Association of Health Plans. Forty-five plans responded. Results were weighted to be representative of the industry (including nonmember plans). Medical directors were asked to consider that they had a DM program only if 2… CONTINUE READING