Care Management Helps Employees and Employers

May 17, 2017 15:01
Care Management Helps Employees and Employers

Employees with serious medical conditions may find managing their health to be stressful. But if Care Management is included in their health plan, there are experts who can help.

Who are Care Managers? They are experienced professionals, usually registered nurses or physicians. They assist with a plan member’s care toward better health while helping them avoid unneeded expenses.

Employers also benefit from Care Management. When their staff members use the service, employers can see:

  • Better employee health and job performance
  • Improved employee satisfaction
  • Fewer employee absences
  • Savings on disability, workers’ compensation and health insurance

To get the most benefit from Care Management, employees need to know: Care Management is condition management. Chronic or critical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, asthma or heart disease can be difficult to handle alone. A Care Manager ensures medical errors are reduced and patient safety is improved.

The Care Manager creates a new care plan for the member. This care plan promotes quality, cost-effective healthcare. The Care Manager reviews the member’s medical history, diagnosis and prescriptions. He or she also consults the member’s physicians and other healthcare providers about choices in treatment. Teamwork is key as the Care Manager coaches the member on healthy lifestyle choices and disease management.

Bottom line: Care Management improves member health while also lowering healthcare costs–creating peace of mind for everyone.