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Leading the Way to Better Breathing: Managed Care Organizations and Asthma Home Visiting Services in California

2019 | See the resource.

"I can actually say that my child has a better life because of [the home visitor]. A resource like this can change your entire life. I can honestly say it really works. It really works." - Veona Rogers, client of Esperanza Community Housing Corperation's home visiting program

Evidence shows that asthma home visiting services are a successful strategy for improving health outcomes, lowering health care utilization costs, improving patient care, and reducing health care disparities. Yet, far too many people with poorly controlled asthma don’t have access to these key interventions.

Leading the Way to Better Breathing: Managed Care Organizations and Asthma Home Visiting Services in California is a new, easy-to-access resource from PHI's Regional Asthma Management Prevention (RAMP) program that is designed to help support managed care organizations (MCOs)—and organizations working with MCOs—in improving asthma management for MCO members by ensuring the provision of asthma home visiting services. The document highlights the numerous benefits of asthma home visiting services, from their ability to achieve triple aim goals to supporting quality improvement initiatives to addressing more “upstream” health determinants. It also explains an abundant number of opportunities MCOs can take advantage of to make support for asthma home visiting services as easy and as efficient as possible, including some best practice examples from the field.

See the full resource from RAMP, or access individual sections, including:

  • Benefits – Triple Aim goals
  • Benefits – Fulfilling MCO contractual obligations related to case management and disease management services
  • Benefits – Achieving NCQA accreditation
  • Benefits – Fostering positive perceptions in your community
  • Opportunities