Medication Management for People with Asthma and Asthma Medication Ratio (MMA, AMR)

Medication Management for People with Asthma: Assesses adults and children 5-85 years of age who were identified as having persistent asthma and were dispensed appropriate asthma-controlled medications that they remained on for at least 75% of their treatment period.

Asthma Medication Ratio: Assesses adults and children 5–85 years of age who were identified as having persistent asthma and had a ratio of controller medications to total asthma medications of 0.50 or greater during the measurement year.

Why It Matters

Asthma is a treatable, reversible condition that affects more than 25 million people in the United States. Managing this condition with appropriate medications could save the U.S. billions of dollars in medical costs.1 The prevalence and cost of asthma have increased over the past decade, demonstrating the need for better access to care and medication. Appropriate medication management for patients with asthma could reduce the need for rescue medication—as well as the costs associated with ER visits, inpatient admissions and missed days of work or school.

Results

MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 50% (5–11 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2014 96.5 96.3 90.6 _ _
2013 96.7 96.2 90.2 _ _
2012 95.5 95.7 89.6 _ _
2011 96.0 96.6 90.5 _ _
2010 96.7 97.0 91.8 _ _
2009 96.6 97.0 91.8 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 50% (12–18 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2014 92.6 92.7 86.4 _ _
2013 93.1 93.1 86.9 _ _
2012 92.2 92.2 85.6 _ _
2011 92.7 93.1 86.6 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 50% (19–50 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2014 88.3 87.0 74.1 _ _
2013 88.6 87.2 74.4 _ _
2012 88.2 87.4 73.9 _ _
2011 89.1 88.3 74.7 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 50% (51–64 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2014 92.4 91.5 71.0 _ _
2013 92.6 92.0 70.3 _ _
2012 92.4 92.2 71.4 - _
2011 93.2 93.0 72.9 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 50% (OVERALL)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2014 91.2 90.3 83.9 _ _
2013 91.6 90.6 84.1 _ _
2012 91.2 90.7 83.9 _ _
2011 91.9 91.6 85.0 _ _
2010 92.9 93.0 88.4 _ _
2009 92.7 92.8 88.6 _ _
2008 92.4 92.7 88.7 _ _
2007 92.3 92.9 86.9 _ _
2006 91.6 92.7 87.1 _ _
2005 89.9 91.6 85.7 _ _
2004 72.9 _ 64.5 _ _
2003 71.4 _ 64.1 _ _
2002 67.9 _ 62.5 _ _
2001 65.6 _ 60.1 _ _
2000 62.6 _ _ _ _
1999 57.7 _ _ _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (5–11 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 37.8 38.5 29.6 _ _
2015 38.4 39.7 28.3 _ _
2014 37.2 39.1 26.6 _ _
2013 38.4 42.8 27.6 _ _
2012 32.4 34.5 25.3 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (12–18 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 35.6 38.0 28.6 _ _
2015 34.8 36.5 26.3 _ _
2014 34.1 35.4 24.3 _ _
2013 35.3 38.8 25.6 _ _
2012 32.0 34.1 25.1 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (19–50 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 45.6 47.5 39.0 _ _
2015 43.1 46.3 37.8 _ _
2014 42.4 43.2 35.6 _ _
2013 43.8 48.0 36.4 _ _
2012 39.7 42.1 34.3 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (51–64 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 57.3 59.5 51.7 _ _
2015 55.2 58.7 50.1 _ _
2014 54.0 56.3 48.2 _ _
2013 55.6 59.8 51.9 _ _
2012 52.6 55.6 50.3 _ _
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (OVERALL)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 48.5 49.5 34.9 _ _
2015 46.2 48.5 32.8 _ _
2014 44.6 45.6 30.5 _ _
2013 46.1 49.7 31.3 _ _
2012 41.8 43.5 28.9 _ _
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (5–11 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 86.9 87.9 72.5 _ _
2015 87.0 88.7 70.1 _ _
2014 86.0 87.0 69.5 _ _
2013 89.4 89.7 76.6 _ _
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (12–18 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 78.7 78.8 62.7 _ _
2015 77.5 78.1 59.1 _ _
2014 75.4 76.6 57.7 _ _
2013 78.9 79.9 65.9 _ _
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (19–50 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 73.1 72.6 51.6 _ _
2015 71.6 71.5 49.0 _ _
2014 71.4 70.1 47.2 _ _
2013 73.5 71.9 50.1 _ _
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (51–64 YEARS)
Commercial Medicaid Medicare
Year HMO PPO HMO HMO PPO
2016 81.4 81.7 55.1 _ _
2015 81.4 81.4 51.8 _ _
2014 81.8 80.7 49.1 _ _
2013 83.0 82.9 51.5 _ _

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2011. “CDC Vital Signs: Asthma in the US.” http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2011-05-vitalsigns.pdf

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