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 75% (5–11 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201740.341.131.2--
201637.838.529.6__
201538.439.728.3__
201437.239.126.6__
201338.442.827.6__
201232.434.525.3__
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (12–18 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201737.040.030.0--
201635.638.028.6__
201534.836.526.3__
201434.135.424.3__
201335.338.825.6__
201232.034.125.1__
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (19–50 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201748.351.241.1--
201645.647.539.0__
201543.146.337.8__
201442.443.235.6__
201343.848.036.4__
201239.742.134.3__
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (51–64 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201760.063.153.9--
201657.359.551.7__
201555.258.750.1__
201454.056.348.2__
201355.659.851.9__
201252.655.650.3__
MEDICATION COMPLIANCE RATE 75% (OVERALL)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201750.352.636.9--
201648.549.534.9__
201546.248.532.8__
201444.645.630.5__
201346.149.731.3__
201241.843.528.9__
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (5–11 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201787.187.572.4--
201686.987.972.5__
201587.088.770.1__
201486.087.069.5__
201389.489.776.6__
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (12–18 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201777.479.263.4--
201678.778.862.7__
201577.578.159.1__
201475.476.657.7__
201378.979.965.9__
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (19–50 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201773.774.852.5--
201673.172.651.6__
201571.671.549.0__
201471.470.147.2__
201373.571.950.1__
ASTHMA MEDICATION RATIO (51–64 YEARS)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201782.583.456.2--
201681.481.755.1__
201581.481.451.8__
201481.880.749.1__
201383.082.951.5__
Asthma Medication Rate (Overall)
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201778.679.561.4--

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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