Having high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) significantly increases your risk for serious health conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease. The best way to know if you have high blood pressure is to visit your doctor and have your numbers checked on a regular basis.
The Hypertension Management Program can help members monitor their blood pressure numbers at home with a blood pressure monitor at no out-of-pocket cost.*
- If you’re a Standard or Basic Option member, complete the Blue Health Assessment (BHA) and indicate that you have been diagnosed with hypertension. FEP Blue Focus members do not need to complete the BHA as part of this program.
- After we receive a claim from your provider indicating you have hypertension (the claim must be for services within the past 12 months ), you will be automatically enrolled in the Hypertension Management Program.
- We'll send you a letter with instructions on how to get your blood pressure monitor.
Having a blood pressure monitor at home gives you the convenience to check your blood pressure as often as your doctor recommends and easily track your numbers, which you can share with your doctor. As part of this program, you're eligible to receive a new blood pressure monitor every two years.
As a member, you also have access to a variety of WebMD tools and resources that help you manage, monitor and understand your condition. These include:
*You must be the contract holder or spouse, age 18 or older, to receive this benefit.