All Humboldt IPA health plan members are eligible for enrollment into Care Management as part of their benefit plan. The Humboldt IPA’s care management services help members navigate the health system and develop life skills for healthy living.The role of the care manager is to assist members with complex or multiple conditions obtain access to care and services, coordinate their care, and actively work with members to improve their health status. The goals of care management include:
- Facilitate and monitor members’ disease/wellness states
- Promote self management
- Provide information about and encourage appropriate use of health and social services
- Maximize quality of life
- Improve member satisfaction
- Promote compliance with medical care regimen
- Support member self determination
- Maintain continuity and quality of care
Life Skills Program:
Care management services to qualifying clients seeking to lose weight, and required care management for those requesting bariatric surgery. A multidisciplinary team approach is used for care management. It includes referrals to Registered Dietitians, Physical Therapists, and Behavioral Health Providers. These services are planned according to individual client needs and coordinated by the R.N. Care Manager. For more information contact us at 707.443.4563.
Diabetes Education Program
The Humboldt IPA’s Diabetes Education Program (formerly known as the Health Education Alliance, or HEA) offers individual appointments to patients with Diabetes. Patients gain the skills necessary to become better self-managers of their condition. Click here to print a referral form.
The intent of Priority Care is to customize and coordinate enrolled patients’ health care to their specific needs, ensuring that they get the right care, in the right form, from the right health care professional at the right time.
Click here to access the Priority Care Referral Form. For more information about Priority Care click here.