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Subject line: You can now access individual care plans (ICP) electronically

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Coordinate care through the CommunityCare Provider Portal

Available now, the UnitedHealthcare CommunityCare Provider Portal helps you coordinate member care and work with our care coordinators online.

Collaborate online

You can review a member’s ICP and provide comments through the portal. Our care coordinators will leave comments and add information to the member’s online ICP.


Walk through all of the features of the CommunityCare Provider Portal in our self-paced user guide.

Get started

To access, select the “sign-in” button from the upper right corner of UHCprovider.com and then select the United Healthcare CommunityCare link from the dashboard.

Questions If you have questions about the portal or accessing ICPs, please contact your network manager.

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The Challenge: Eye Injuries are Prevalent in the Workplace

Every day, approximately 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a work-related eye injury that requires medical treatment.1 This is a problem for both employers and their workers because about 1 in 10 injuries require one or more missed workdays to recover.2

Eye Injuries occur for two main reasons:

• Not wearing eye protection. Nearly three out of every five workers injured were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident.3

• Wearing the wrong eye protection for the job. 40% of the injured workers were wearing some form of eye protection when the accident occurred. However, these workers were most likely to be wearing protective eyeglasses that offered inadequate eye protection.3

The Opportunity: Most Eye Injuries are Preventable
Experts believe that the correct eye protection could lessen the severity of or even prevent 90% of eye injuries. Compliance and education play a major role in preventing these injuries.

• Compliance
Workers always need to wear eye protection and to be effective, the eyewear must be of the appropriate type for the hazard encountered and properly fitted.3

• Education
Even though the vast majority of employers furnished eye protection at no cost to employees, about 40% of the workers received no information on where and what kind of eyewear should be used.3

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1 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
2 http://www.preventblindness.org © 2011 Prevent Blindness America.
3 Bureau of Labor Statistics. 4 U.S. Eye Injury Registry Summary Report, 1998-2002

Minimally Invasive Surgery Increases Candidacy for Vascular Procedure

A concentration of expertise in minimally invasive endovascular surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, has opened the door to successful treatment for a broader population of patients with vascular disease, including peripheral artery disease (PAD) and abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

In the past, bypass surgery was the only surgical option for treating PAD patients with disabling arterial blockages in the limbs. Yet, for many PAD patients with serious illnesses or multiple risk factors, surgery was a non-viable option. Vascular surgeons with University of Minnesota Physicians are changing that reality through the increasingly successful use of minimally invasive endovascular surgery. “Often, the offending narrowing or blockage can be treated without traditional bypass surgery using a combination of angioplasty and stenting. This allows quicker recovery with fewer complications than traditional surgery,” states Todd Reil, M.D., vascular surgeon. “Our first-line treatment is focused on minimally invasive procedures. However, we also provide traditional open surgery when needed—including lower extremity bypass procedures.”

Minimally invasive surgery requires only small or no incisions, causes minimal pain, results in faster recovery, and offers less risk to the patients. “Even when surgery is required, we use smaller incisions that allow quicker recovery with fewer complications,” Reil says.

PAD affects approximately 12 million Americans and can lead to leg pain, poor wound healing and even limb loss. It also may be a sign of underlying heart and carotid artery disease, putting patients at risk for heart attack and stroke. PAD is initially diagnosed by assessing pulses in the feet and legs. Further testing can involve ultrasound and leg blood pressure measurements. Fortunately, you can manage many causes of PAD without surgery. When diagnosed early, you can treat with risk factor modification, high blood pressure and cholesterol treatment, smoking cessation, and exercise therapy. However, a less-invasive endovascular surgery may be the patient’s best option when surgery is needed.

In addition to PAD, the team also provides comprehensive management of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Aneurysms are enlarged arteries that can rupture, leading to death in most patients if left untreated. We replace traditional open surgical repair with less invasive, endovascular repair using stent grafts when possible. “Our unique team approach and a high degree of expertise in repairing abdominal aortic aneurysms let us expand our services to include individuals previously not considered candidates for this type of surgery,” says Steven Santilli, M.D., chief of vascular surgery.

University of Minnesota Physicians’ vascular surgeons also treat other arterial aneurysms, carotid artery disease, hemodialysis access, renal/visceral artery disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, varicose veins, and venous disease. Call Vascular Services at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, at 612-626-6752.