Chronic obstructive airway disease

Innovations

State Medicaid Program Pays Additional Capitated Fee to Integrated Primary Care and Mental Health Homes, Leading to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs 03/01/14

The Missouri Medicaid Health Home program provides a per-member–per-month payment to medical homes, including primary care clinics and mental health centers, that adopt an integrated staffing...

Hospital–Retail Pharmacy Partnership Provides Inhospital and Postdischarge Support to At-Risk Patients, Leading to Fewer Readmissions and High Patient Satisfaction 05/22/13

In partnership with Walgreens, Washington Adventist Hospital provides inhospital and postdischarge support to patients at high risk of readmission. Known as WellTransitions ® , this...

State Plan Offers Employees Incentives To Access Needed Services and Health Enhancement Activities, Leading to High Participation, More Appropriate Utilization, and Slower Cost Growth 05/20/13

To enhance health and control long-term health care costs, the State of Connecticut offers its employees, select retirees, and their dependents the option of enrolling in a new benefit plan known...

Statewide Measurement and Reporting System Stimulates Quality Improvement in Targeted Clinical Areas, Becomes Standard for Local and National Pay-for-Performance Programs 04/23/13

A multistakeholder, independent, nonprofit collaborative organization known as Minnesota Community Measurement collects, analyzes, and publicly reports standardized data on the performance of...

Case Managers Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Each Day, Reducing Mortality and Costs 01/09/12

Registered nurse case managers remotely monitor Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, congestive heart failure, and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Each day, patients respond to disease-...

QualityTools

Patient Self-Care Workbooks for COPD and Heart Failure 03/21/11

These workbooks may be used by clinicians to help educate patients (or caregivers) about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. They provide simple explanations of each of the diseases and cover signs and symptoms...

Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention 07/05/10

This pocket guide is derived from the guideline, Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, developed by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). It...

Lung Diseases Information 04/08/09

This Web page offers a variety of publications to download about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and other lung diseases.

The information includes:

  • Asthma materials for schools
  • Asthma...
Develop Your "Hospital At Home" Program 08/08/08

Hospital At Home is an innovative health care model that can provide hospital-level care in a patient’s home as a full substitute for acute hospital care until the patient is ready for discharge to their primary care physician.

The Web...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Population Screener 06/25/08

This screener can help patients determine if they are at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It asks five questions about the patient, their breathing, and what they are able to do. Once complete, patients are encouraged to...

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