The Indiana Chronic Disease Management Program

March 2006 | Marc B. Rosenman, Ann M. Holmes, Ronald T. Ackermann, Michael D. Murray, Caroline Carney Doebbeling, Barry Katz, Jingjin Li, Alan Zillich, Victoria M. Prescott, Stephen M. Downs, Thomas S. Inui

The Indiana Chronic Disease Management Program (ICDMP) is intended to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care for Medicaid members with congestive heart failure (chronic heart failure), diabetes, asthma, and other conditions. The ICDMP is being assembled by Indiana Medicaid primarily from state and local resources and has seven components: (1) identification of eligible participants to create regional registries, (2) risk stratification of eligible participants, (3) nurse care management for high-risk participants, (4) telephonic intervention for all participants, (5) an Internet-based information system, (6) quality improvement collaboratives for primary care practices, and (7) program evaluation. The evaluation involves a randomized controlled trial in two inner-city group practices, as well as a statewide observational design. This article describes the ICDMP, highlights challenges, and discusses approaches to its evaluation.

Author(s): Marc B. Rosenman; Ann M. Holmes; Ronald T. Ackermann; Michael D. Murray; Caroline Carney Doebbeling; Barry Katz; Jingjin Li; Alan Zillich; Victoria M. Prescott; Stephen M. Downs; Thomas S. Inui

Keywords: disease management; quality improvement; diabetes; Medicaid

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Volume 84, Issue 1 (pages 135–163)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2006.00441.x
Published in 2006