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Asthma Care Coverage

It is estimated that over 24 million Americans live with asthma, including 6.2 million children. Asthma is a serious chronic lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs and can be life threatening if not managed properly. While asthma cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed with care based on the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

The American Lung Association's Asthma Care Coverage Initiative works to increase awareness about the importance of and coverage for guidelines-based care.

Webinar: May 25, 2017

Learn more about Advocating for Quality and Affordable Care for People Living with Asthma in Medicaid (part of Asthma Care Coverage Initiative)

Asthma Guidelines-Based Care Coverage Project

The American Lung Association tracks the coverage and related barriers to asthma guidelines-based care in state Medicaid programs. The overall goal of this project is to improve access to guidelines-based care and ultimately improve asthma outcomes by understanding the gaps between what is known to be best practice in improving asthma outcomes and what is actually being covered by payers, including Medicaid, and implemented by providers.

Database

Learn more about your state's coverage of asthma guidelines-based care across all 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Materials

Learn more about the NAEPP Recommendations, our Asthma Care Coverage Project and an in-depth analysis of Asthma Self-Management Education through various Providers, Services and Settings.

Webinar

June 28, 2017: Asthma Care Coverage Project – A Comprehensive Nationwide Analysis of State Medicaid Coverage for Guidelines-Based Asthma Care.

June 15, 2017: Medicaid Coverage of Asthma Self-Management Education (10 State Analysis of Services, Providers and Settings).

July 13, 2016: Asthma Care Coverage Project and the initial 23-state data findings.


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