What is the Regence AdviCare COPD Program?
The Regence AdviCare COPD Program was developed in cooperation with participating physicians and is designed to provide
valuable tools to make the delivery of quality care easier.
The Regence AdviCare COPD Program is proactive and physician- and patient-focused.
When we asked physicians how we could best support them, the answers were to encourage patients to take a more active and responsible role in self-care and to emphasize
the importance of compliance with physician recommendations and treatment plans.
The Regence AdviCare COPD Program offers a broad array of easy-to-use tools and practical
resources that we think you will find more comprehensive, user-friendly and results-oriented than other programs in which you may have participated.
To design the program, we worked with respected experts in the field of respiratory disorders, including the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and American Healthways, the firm that administers our Regence AdviCare Programs and this Web section. American Healthways has over 20 years of experience in providing specialized services to people with chronic conditions. The Regence AdviCare COPD Program team, led by registered nurses, provides support to you and to your patients who participate in the program. While you continue to direct the patient's treatment plan, this team of experts reinforces your efforts.
The program is virtually work-free for you and your staff. The health plan and American Healthways handle all of the coordination and distribution of program materials to patients, including identification of those who qualify to participate in the program. Using our integrated medical information systems, we identify eligible patients on a confidential basis.
By using nationally recognized clinical practice guidelines and best practices as the foundation of the program, we aim to work in cooperation with participating physicians to achieve consistent, quality care levels and improved outcomes.
Materials for participating primary care physicians
Primary care physicians who have patients participating in the program receive the following physician support materials and patient management tools:
Materials for Regence AdviCare COPD Program members