3189.0 CMS and CDC findings: asthma prevalence, care and medications among the US population and disparate populations

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Center for Disease Control join together to offer a federal perspective on asthma and related health care services for this common chronic condition. The CDC will open the session with presentation on a Public Health Approach to controlling asthma through community collaboration across school or work environments including acute and ambulatory care settings. The CDC presents results on asthma prevalence, asthma care and medication use by insurance type and race/ethnicity differences among adults and children. The CMS analyses give findings among the Medicaid/CHIP population on estimates of prevalence, and rates of asthma care and prescription fills by age, race/ethnicity and gender. Direct and indirect cost estimations of asthma care in the U.S. will be presented by CDC using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey findings.
Session Objectives: Discuss the issues around asthma health care services and costs from a national perspective. Discuss the CDC/ NCHS National Health Interview Survey results on asthma services provided to children in the U.S. Discuss the Medicaid results on asthma services provided to enrolled children in the U.S.
M. Beth Benedict, DrPH, JD, RN

A public heatlh approach to controlling asthma
Tegan K. Boehmer, PhD, MPH, Paul M. Garbe, MD and Scott Damon, MAIA, CPH
Direct and Indirect Costs of Asthma in the United States: 2002-2007
Sarah Beth L. Barnett, MA and Tursynbek Nurmagambetov, PhD, MS, MA

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