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Obstructive Lung Diseases — Asthma and COPD: Managing the Patient and the Costs

Obstructive Lung Diseases — Asthma and COPD: Managing the Patient and the Costs

Obstructive lung diseases represent a serious financial and resource burden for MCOs. Correctly diagnosing and treating these patients has proven difficult because of limited testing, the potential for presenting with concomitant diseases, and the similarities among diseases. Making an early and accurate differential diagnosis is essential to proper and cost-effective treatment of these patients. This publication reviews current guidelines for treatment, challenges related to proper diagnosis, and benefits of early treatment.

Highlights:

  • The health plan’s perspective on care management
  • Clinical perspectives on obstructive lung disease
  • Treatment guidelines and performance indicators
  • Burden of illness in Medicaid and managed care populations

Meetings

Pharmaceutical Pricing and Contracting Conference Philadelphia, PA September 22–23, 2014
Private Health Insurance Exchanges Conference Washington, D.C. October 7–8, 2014
National Healthcare Facility Management Summit Palm Beach, FL October 16–17, 2014
National Healthcare CFO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
National Healthcare CXO Summit Las Vegas, NV October 19–21, 2014
Innovative Member Engagement Operations For Health Plans Las Vegas, NV October 20–21, 2014
4th Partnering With ACOs Summit Los Angeles, CA October 27–28, 2014
2014 Annual HEDIS® and Star Ratings Symposium Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
PCMH & Shared Savings ACO Leadership Summit Nashville, TN November 3–4, 2014
World Orphan Drug Congress Europe 2014 Brussels, Belgium November 12–14, 2014
Medicare Risk Adjustment, Revenue Management, & Star Ratings Fort Lauderdale, FL November 12–14, 2014
Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Forum Alexandria, VA November 13–14, 2014
Home Care Leadership Summit Atlanta, GA November 17–18, 2014