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DMCCU stands for Disease Management Centralized Care Unit (DMCCU). The Amerigroup DMCCU program gives you a choice and a voice in how to care for your health. DMCCU case managers are licensed nurses or social workers. With their help, you’ll learn to better manage your condition and improve your quality of life.

Disease Management Monthly Highlight

Asthma

Asthma is a lung disease that affects people of all ages. People who have asthma have trouble with their airways, which can make it hard to breathe. When you have asthma, there are things that can cause you to have an attack. These are called “triggers.” Some common triggers are:

  • Smoke from cigarettes or wildfires
  • Perfumes or other fragrances
  • Dust
  • Air pollution
  • Pets
  • Cockroaches

Some people have asthma attacks when they exercise. Others have allergies that can trigger an attack. Talk to your primary care provider (PCP). With medication, a healthy lifestyle and the help of your PCP, most people with asthma can live a normal, active life. 

Want more help taking control of your asthma? Call us at 1-888-830-4300 (TTY 711) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time to find out if our Disease Management program is right for you. 

Disease Management Centralized Care Unit (DMCCU) DMCCU case managers work with you by phone to create health goals and develop a plan to reach them. They educate you about your condition and help you take more control of your care. 

    • One-on-one help with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or substance use disorder
    • Treatment from a licensed mental health caregiver
    • Specialist referrals, if needed
    • Information about resources in your area
    • Phone calls to you and your doctors to track your progress

    Amerigroup Community Care covers health care and support services based on your heart condition. Some are coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension and congestive heart failure (CHF). Services include:

    • Heart health education materials and one-on-one support with a nurse
    • Medical equipment you need, such as a scale, to help you manage your health
    • A home health nurse when needed for diet help and for guidance on when and where to go for care 
    • Details about heart education programs in your area
    • Phone calls to you and your doctors to track your progress

    We have a care management program. If you have diabetes, a case manager can work with you by phone. They’ll help you set goals and create a care plan. You’ll learn to take small steps toward better health. Get past the things that may be getting in your way. Your case manager can help you:

    • Set up a doctor appointment
    • Identify health goals and create a care plan
    • Obtain and use a glucometer
    • Find information about diabetes education programs in your area
    • Arrange for transportation or other special needs
    • Learn about diabetes

    Amerigroup has a care management program for HIV/AIDS. This program will help you better understand and manage your HIV/AIDS. We can assist you to set health goals and create a care plan that fits your lifestyle. You don’t need to do anything to sign up for the program. You’re enrolled as a member of Amerigroup.

    Amerigroup covers health care and support services based on your lung condition. Lung conditions include asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Services include:

    How to participate

    How to participate 

    Call 1-888-830-4300 (TTY 711) toll free. We’ll ask some questions about your health to help get you started. You can also enroll online in one of our programs by emailing us your request at dmself-referral@amerigroup.com

    Useful phone numbers:

    For routine health questions:

    Call your primary care provider

    In an emergency:

    Call 911

    Call your case manager

    8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday toll free at 1-888-830-4300 (Deaf or hard of hearing dial 711) leave a private message for your case manager 24 hours a day.

    After hours

    For help anytime: call the 24-hour Nurse HelpLine 24-hour, 7 days per week Call toll free 1-800-600-4441 (TTY 711).