More health plans offer case management benefits

08/25/2008 | Wall Street Journal (free content), The

More health plans are offering specially trained case managers, typically nurses, to help patients with a major illness. Case managers assist in navigating the medical system, including helping coordinate care, juggle multiple physician appointments, find the lowest-priced prescriptions and avoid duplicate testing. Case managers can help improve care and reduce costs by recognizing potential problems earlier.

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