When employees become partners in their health care, medical costs decrease while their quality of life
To facilitate optimal medical care and manage health plan costs by educating employees and their dependents
regarding their health conditions, steering them into the most appropriate, cost-effective medical settings
and treatment plans, and consulting with their care providers regarding treatment options.
The IMA Health Director combines comprehensive, traditional approaches to care management with
innovative strategies such as trigger diagnostic review and disease management. Early identification of
targeted conditions (e.g., diabetes) can prevent serious, costly complications.
IMA's health staff includes registered nurses, supported by a board-certified medical specialist who is
knowledgeable in medical management issues and quality assurance standards. Director assignments take
into account areas of specialization: Maternity/Newborn, Oncology, Transplant, Rehabilitation,
Psychiatric/Substance Abuse, Pediatric and Medical/Surgical.
Special programs and resources keep patients informed about their treatment options.
Health Director staff frequently confer with members of medical teams and, when appropriate, propose
alternative efficacious treatment plans.
• Patient/family education.
• Large case management.
• Maternity management.
• Trigger diagnosis review.
• Pre-certification, including inpatient and outpatient review.
Additional optional features
• Disease management.
• Demand management.
• Expanded maternity management.
Plan participants become partners in their health care, reducing the cost of care, minimizing time lost from work, and improving their quality of life. Preventable medical procedures and unnecessary hospital admissions are curtailed.