Joint Commission Asthma Disease Specific Certification:
In addition to the stringent standards that the Joint Commission requires for routine operations, the asthma disease management components for asthma specific care also include the following measures:
- Percent of patients with Well-Controlled asthma by provider assessment
- Percent of patients with Well-Controlled asthma by guidelines- definitions (2007 NAEPP asthma guidelines)
- Percent of patients with persistent asthma who were prescribed a controller medication at their last visit.
- Percent of patients who receive an asthma action plan at each visit.
Program leadership reviews these and other productivity and quality measurements routinely with staff to improve asthma care for children and asthma outcomes, reducing asthma-related morbidities.