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President’s Message: Innovations in Care Management—Taking On Diabetes

Claire Levitt Claire Levitt, MS, President
Alicare Medical Management


Case managers can be an integral part of a patient’s diabetes treatment team. Working together leads to more efficient and cost effective disease management, as well as opportunities to educate Americans on the importance of a healthy lifestyle to prevent the onset of diabetes.

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Flu Shot Off Target for Seniors

Julie O’Brien Julie O’Brien, BSN, RN, MS
Senior Vice President/COO
Alicare Medical Management


The United States is coming off the heels of an especially brutal influenza season. Although many received flu shots, this year’s vaccine proved to be much less effective than previous flu immunizations, especially in people over age 65. Find out more and learn how to prepare for the next flu season.

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Clinical Update: Get Out and Get Moving

For 85% of Americans, taking steps to be healthy on a daily basis is not one of their favorite things to do. To get them excited about getting up and out, many employers are rewarding employees for participation in wellness programs for exercise efforts, weight loss, etc. The payoffs can be significant for both groups. Read more about the value of getting in shape.

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Provider Profile: Dr. Bargar, Health Care Referee

What makes Alicare Medical Management’s (AMM) client services unique is access to a well-rounded and dynamic panel of physician experts that support AMM's care management programs. This issue spotlights team player – and self-designated health care referee – Dr. Robert Bargar, a board-certified physician in preventive medicine.

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AMM Honored With CIP Platinum Award

Alicare Medical Management received a prestigious Case in Point Platinum Award for its diabetic management program during Dorland Health’s 5th Annual Care Coordination Summit. Continue reading to find out more about this award winning program and why AMM was selected.

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Product Spotlight: AMM's Disease Management Program

Developed on a case management model of personalized intervention, the program focuses on high-cost patients with chronic diseases. Case managers emphasize achieving overall health goals for patients with chronic diseases rather than focusing only on managing one specific disease state. To identify appropriate patients, the program utilizes data analysis tools that integrate the award winning Johns Hopkins Adjusted Clinical Groups® (ACG) predictive modeling engine and benchmark data set.

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