As a tool to control costs and improve care for vulnerable patients, disease management is now used in some form by over half of all state Medicaid programs. To help states craft their disease management programs, a variety of technical resources are now available.

The National Pharmaceutical Council offers a series of reports detailing best practices and evidence-based protocols for disease management for:

Asthma.

Diabetes.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Congestive heart failure.

Depression.

Schizophrenia.

They also offer an online decision support system to help state Medicaid directors select priority diseases for disease management programs.

The Disease Management Association, which represents DM organizations and consultants in the industry, offers a journal and conferences to keep up on the latest practices.