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Reversing Asthma-Related Morbidity and Mortality Through Patient Persistency

Reversing Asthma-Related Morbidity and Mortality Through Patient Persistency

A panel of experts gathered to discuss challenges in asthma management, including disease variability, appropriateness of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines, patient compliance, and accuracy of pharmacy claims data as a basis of severity classification.

The panelists discussed revising the asthma classification system and initiation of corresponding changes in treatment recommendations. Important studies were examined, highlighting compliance variations relative to pharmacotherapeutic options, the association between treatment and outcomes, the effect of nonreported short-acting beta2 agonist use on asthma classifications and outcomes data, and quality-of-life issues for different initial maintenance therapies. Also, the panel looked at methods of analyzing data on asthma management from individual health plans, outlining how other health plans can apply these insights.

Highlights:

  • Understanding Asthma Severity — Variability of Classifications and Outcomes
  • The Truth About SABA Pharmacy Claims — Results from a Prospective Study
  • Guidelines, Treatment Options, and Outcomes Data — a Health Planís Perspective
  • Roundtable Discussion: Challenges: Classification, Persistency, and Perceptions of Disease Control

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014