Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease.
Aetna Better Health℠ Premier Plan can help you get care if you have COPD. Many people live active lives with COPD. We can help you live well too.
COPD happens slowly over time. At first, people may not know there’s a problem. With COPD, people’s lungs don’t work as well as they used to. Some people have worse COPD than others. That’s why everyone’s treatment is different. We’ll work with you and your doctor to find the best treatment for you.
We have a disease management program for our members who have COPD. Tell us and your doctor if you have lung disease. We’ll find out if you are at low risk or high risk for problems with COPD.
If you are at high risk, a case manager (CM) will call you to see if you need more help. The CM will talk to you about your treatment. Some people need oxygen therapy or more medicines. If you are a smoker, the CM will also talk to you about how to stop smoking.
It is important to learn as much as you can about your COPD. To learn more about COPD, just call Member Services toll free at 1-855-676-5772 (TTY: 711). Ask to talk to your case manager.