Care Management
Feb 13, 2024
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A spoonful of sugar and other tools for following your medication plans

“A Spoonful of Sugar,” the iconic Disney song, waxes metaphorically about making unwelcome tasks more enjoyable. When it comes to getting kids to take their meds, the song gets the job done.   

For adults, however, it can take more than a sweet treat to encourage following medication plans. Add a serious condition to the mix and skipping meds becomes risky if not approved by your doctor.  

Conditions like asthma and cardiovascular disease, for example, have the best outcomes when medications are taken as prescribed to prevent:  

  • Airway irritation when a person with asthma comes in contact with a trigger 
  • Symptom flares, trips to the ER, and asthma-related deaths 
  • Blood clots, stroke, heart attack, and premature death in people with cardiovascular disease 

If you want to skip or stop taking a medication, please work with your doctor to discuss why and to determine a path forward.    

Blue KC Care Management app – A solution in hand 

At Blue KC, we’re more than your health insurer. We employ a team of doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who at their very core are driven to help you succeed in managing your healthcare. One of our best tools for success is the Blue KC Care Management app. With it you can: 

  • Set medication reminders 
  • Connect with our healthcare workers via secure chat 
  • Get daily health tasks and see your track record for taking meds 
  • Learn more about your condition through clinically approved articles 

Download the Blue KC Care Management app  

Scan the QR code or click the App Story or Google Play button to download the app. When prompted, use access code kcbluewelcome

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