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Diabetes Management Programs Improve Patient Health

Date:
May 22, 2019

With the rising prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in our region, we know your patients with these conditions require more time and attention. And they often need additional services and support outside of the office setting.

That’s where we can help. Your BlueCross BlueShield patients have access to our free diabetes management program so they can get their health on track. From health coaching and coordinating tests and screenings to connecting them with community services, these additional resources help support your care plan.

When your BlueCross BlueShield patients enroll in this program, you’ll see:

  • Decreased calls and sick, emergency room, and urgent care visits
  • Saved time during office visits
  • Improved overall health and reduction of chronic conditions
  • Improved quality scores, which impact value-based payments

CDE-A pilot program

We’ve also recently partnered with the University at Buffalo School of Medicine’s Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York to offer a new pilot program. Our certified diabetic educator ambassadors (CDE-As) and registered dietitians have undergone extensive clinical training with Drs. Paresh Dandona and Ajay Chaudhuri and their staff. This program provides intensive diabetes education, lifestyle management, nutrition counseling, and consultations to our eligible members.

Participating patients appreciate the additional support, with 98% saying they are “very satisfied” with our care management programs. Please call 1-877-878-8785 to enroll your BlueCross BlueShield patients in our diabetes management program, or click here for more information.

Diabetes Coding

Diabetes coding can be complicated, so we offer guidance in our “Common Diabetes ICD-10 Diagnosis Codes” on our website. This tip sheet includes codes for diabetic complications and codes for other chronic conditions sometimes associated with diabetes. To view it, please click here.

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