Chronic disease management program

GMHBA understands that some people with chronic disease which can interfere with their ability to maintain optimal health and wellbeing.

To help members manage their conditions, we have introduced a range of chronic disease management programs, known as CDMP. Remedy Healthcare partners with GMHBA to deliver CDMP. Remedy is a leading provider of highly targeted, evidence-based self-management programs and telephone based health coaching.

Members may already have a CDMP in place with their General Practitioner and elect to receive additional information and support from GMHBA and Remedy.

Services available

Within each CDMP program GMHBA offer both phone and home based support and health advice. Services include but are not limited to:

  • Phone based health coaching, goal setting and monitoring
  • High end complex care coordination
  • Information and advice about managing health and returning to wellbeing
  • Information and advice on identifying early warning signs of problems and how to manage these problems safely e.g. when to go to the GP or call the ambulance
  • Plans to manage both the ongoing chronic and acute episodes of your disease
  • Strategies and plans to help you take action before hospital admission becomes necessary

Who can use the CDMP Program?

Members with any form of hospital cover may apply to participate in the program at no additional cost.

If you have an existing chronic disease or are at high risk of developing a chronic disease you can contact us directly about CDMP. GMHBA may also invite you to participate in CDMP via direct mail correspondence.

CDMP Programs include but are not limited to

Bone Health

Bone Health is for people living with rheumatoid arthritis osteopenia and osteoporosis (brittle bone disease). This telephonic service is designed to support members and help them manage their condition and reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures such as wrist, spine, shoulder and hip fractures.

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart is for individuals with existing heart disease. It assists members to develop the knowledge and skills to self-manage heart health risks and minimise future incidences of cardiac events and hospitalisation.

Diabetes Action Program

The Diabetes Action Program is delivered over a six-month period. It provides members with a better understanding of living well with type 2 diabetes.

Risk Factor Management

Risk Factor Management is suitable for members demonstrating multiple demographic, behavioural and clinical risk factors such as excess weight, smoking, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

Conducted over a four to six month period of phone-based consultations, the program aims to provide you with the knowledge to manage your condition and avoid it developing into conditions such as type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

More Information

To enquire or find out more about our CDMP programs contact GMHBA on 1300 426 668 or email ccs@gmhba.com.au.


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