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Disease Risk Management

Disease Risk Management Programme
POLMED’s Disease Risk Management (DRM) Programme aims to ensure that members receive health information, guidance and management of their conditions, while at the same time encouraging compliance to treatment prescribed by their medical practitioner. Members who are registered on the DRM Programme and who have registered chronic medication will receive a Care Plan that contains authorised medical services such as consultations, blood tests and radiological tests related to the management of their conditions.

Claims data for chronic medication, consultations and hospital admissions is used to identify members who are eligible for automatic enrolment on the Programme.


Enrolment process

Enrolment takes place automatically for identified members, but you may also contact the DRM Programme on the details provided below and request to be enrolled.

Once enrolled, telephonic follow-ups take place to:

  • provide health information and guidance to improve understanding and management of your condition
  • assist in getting authorisation for appropriate healthcare services
  • co-ordinate treatment with your treating doctor.
Diseases managed:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Hyperlipidaemia
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Cervical and lumbar spinal conditions
  • Dysrhythmia
  • Mental health conditions: depression, bipolar mood disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse


Click the link below for an overview of the DRM Programme
Disease Risk Management Programme process

DRM Programme contact details