IU Care Management Program
The Care Management Program is a voluntary program for the following groups as long as they are covered by an IU-sponsored medical plan: IU employees, Medical Residents, eligible Graduate Appointees, and dependents.
Care Management is provided by a dedicated team of nurses and pharmacists who specialize in coordinating care for members with chronic and/or complex conditions. Care Managers offer the following services to patients:
- Additional patient-centered consultation services
- Collaboration with the member’s provider(s)
- Consultation for prescribed medication and therapy services
- Assistance with transitions between levels of care, for example from hospital to home
- Chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, heart failure, and COPD
These services complement physician instructions, and are available on a voluntary basis. An example of care management services include follow-up with an asthma patient to provide advice about ongoing exams and medications or follow-up with a patient transitioning from hospital to home to provide guidance about medications and therapy.
Nurse and pharmacy care managers are employees of IU Health, IU Health Physicians, IU Health Southern Indiana Physicians, and Riley Physicians at IU Health. These care managers function with a focus on improving health and medical outcomes for patients. Care management services are paid for by IU. Program information and personal health information is protected by federal and state privacy laws.