Clinical practice guidelines
For ConnectiCare members with:
- Diabetes: ConnectiCare provides education and information based on the recommendations from the American Diabetes Association including recommended tests and screenings, dietary instruction, medication review, and guidance toward developing self-management skills such as monitoring their blood sugar. Diabetes guidelines
- Coronary Artery Disease: ConnectiCare offers support and education-based on the recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation with the emphasis on the importance of medication compliance to control cholesterol and hypertension and appropriate treatment regimens after cardiac events. CAD guidelines
- Heart Failure: ConnectiCare contacts members regularly and educates them about the symptoms of worsening heart failure and how to reduce the further deterioration of their condition by following an appropriate treatment regimen recommended by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
- Asthma: Nurse care managers educate members about their condition and the latest recommendations from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The nurse monitors members’ progress, suggests a doctor visit when necessary and teaches them about asthma medications and avoidance of common triggers. Asthma guidelines 12 and up | Asthma 5-11 | Asthma 0-4
- COPD: Through regular telephone contact, ConnectiCare nurse care managers provide members with information and recommendations from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. Members are educated about how to better control their condition, avoid triggers, better understand their medications, and know what questions to ask their doctor. COPD guidelines
Clinical practice guidelines for some of the more common chronic conditions addressed by our Total Population Health Management Programs are reviewed annually and updated as necessary. You may request printed copies of the guidelines by calling 1-800-390-3522.
Note: Diversity plays a significant role in the delivery of health care. Individuals with special needs, as well as individuals from various cultures, ethnic backgrounds or races may be predisposed to specific medical conditions that warrant specialized care. ConnectiCare encourages all practitioners to be aware of the needs of diverse populations and to provide care that addresses each individual's unique circumstances.