Updated THM Form Measures To Align With U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce Guidelines

Sep. 23, 2020

Our Blue ValueSM Total Health Management (THM) program is based on member/patient engagement, establishing a relationship with a Primary Care Provider (PCP), and completing a preventive care exam and recommended screenings.

Through your dedicated efforts and commitment to patients, many Montanans have experienced life changing events and have had positive outcomes because of preventive exam and screenings associated with the THM Program.

To keep in alignment with the United States Preventive Services Taskforce guidelines, we are updating a couple of measures on the THM form:

  • Cholesterol Screening is no longer recommended for the general adult population, it will be removed from the THM form. We continue to encourage members to follow their PCP’s recommendations; however, no documentation for cholesterol screening is now needed to participate in the program.
  • Depression Screening measure has been added to the form. No results are required, just a simple “yes” or “no” of whether the patient has been screened for depression. We know that this is an especially important addition to the form, based on both national and Montana suicide and depression rates. For additional resources, the US Preventive Services Taskforce Learn more about third-party links provides tools including a Patient Health Questionnaire – Depression Screening.

For questions or additional information, please contact your Provider Network Consultant.