Disease Management Programs Law and Legal Definition

Disease management programs refer to programs adopted to improve the quality of health care. The main aim of disease management programs is to guide and care for patients with chronic health problems to improve the quality of health care provided to them. A DMP involves an educational program designed to help maintain high quality of life and prevent future need for medical resources by using an integrated comprehensive approach to health care in coordination with the patient’s physician. Disease management programs help to reduce costs for congestive heart failure patients because many programs reduce hospital admissions for these patients. The different measures taken under disease management programs include pharmaceutical care, continuous quality improvement, and case management. Disease management programs are also known as health management programs.