Impact of Disease Management Program Interventions for Medicaid Patients with Asthma

Impact of Disease Management Program Interventions for Medicaid Patients with Asthma

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A study group was selected and matched to an age/gender equivalent control group, each comprised of 3, 922 Medicaid patients with asthma. The study showed a small but statistically significant reduction in adverse events for the study group compared with the control group, despite minimal intervention. There were positive correlations between a reduction in adverse events and increasing total contacts, the number of telephone calls, tailored interventions or the number of physician contacts. The use of a matched control group in a DM evaluation is new, and shows the real impact of regression to the mean; on average those with adverse events in the six months before the program had fewer in the six months following, even without interventions. The study highlights the lack of DM program oversight by state Medicaid agencies and discusses implications for public policy and management.... International Classification of Disease (ICD-9) diagnosis code 493. xx (asthma) as the primary diagnosis, OR at least two prescriptions filled for asthma controller medications OR at least four prescriptions filled for asthma rescue medicationsanbsp;...


Title:Impact of Disease Management Program Interventions for Medicaid Patients with Asthma
Author: Anna Scott
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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