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Article on Asthma Care Coverage in State Medicaid Programs

  • Posted on: 1 November 2018
  • By: SCG_Ric
Through the American Lung Association’s Asthma Guidelines-Based Care Coverage Project, the organization determines the extent of asthma care coverage and associated barriers in state Medicaid programs — information that has been previously unavailable. The Project tracked coverage for 7 areas of guidelines-based asthma care and 9 barriers related to accessing care in Medicaid programs for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Results from the Project show a lack of consistent and comprehensive coverage across states, as well as coverage-related challenges to accessing asthma care within states.