Care coordinator

A care coordinator is a health professional trained to help you manage your care. They are often registered nurses. They may work for a doctor's office, hospital, Accountable Care Organization, or insurance company.

If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes, that puts you at risk for serious health problems, you may work with a care coordinator. This person will help:

  • Coordinate insurance coverage
  • Connect you with other health care providers and make sure each provider is aware of your care plans
  • Educate you about your condition
  • Make sure you get the treatments you need
  • Answer your questions

 

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on June 19, 2019
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