Innovations in Chronic Care

March 2007 

A compendium of health plan programs to improve quality of life for members with cancer, chronic pain, depression, asthma, diabetes, and other chronic conditions, and to address obesity among children and adults.

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Report by Topic

  1. Disease-Specific Initiatives
  2. Home-Based Medical Care 
  3. Wellness and Fitness
    (see also pp. 8, 14, 19)
  4. Medication Safety 
  5. Addressing Health Disparities and Health Literacy 
  6. Payment Incentives to Promote Quality 
  7. Health Coaching and Disease Management 
  8. Case Management for Patients with Heart Disease 

Report by Company


AMERIGROUP Corporation 

Blue Care Network of Michigan 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina 

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee 

Blue Shield of California 

Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. 

CIGNA HealthCare 

Community Health Plan 

Empire BlueCross BlueShield 

Geisinger Health Plan 

Great-West Healthcare 

Group Health Cooperative 

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care 

Health Alliance Plan 

Health Net, Inc. 

HealthNow New York 


Health Plan of Nevada 

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Health Dialog 

HIP Health Plan of New York 

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield 

Humana Inc. and Healthways 

Independence Blue Cross 

Independent Health Association 

Kaiser Permanente 

Medica and United Behavioral Health 

MVP Health Care 

Neighborhood Health Plan 

Optima Health 

PacifiCare®, a UnitedHealthcare Company 

Presbyterian Healthcare Services 

Rocky Mountain Health Plans 

Sterling Life Insurance Company 

Tufts Health Plan 


UnitedHealth Group 


WellPoint, Inc.