Recognition for demonstrating high levels of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Care
COPD is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. To encourage more effective treatment and management, BTE worked with COPD experts to develop measures to assess and reward superior clinician performance. These measures address a broad range of issues affecting patient health and wellness.
To earn Recognition, clinicians must meet benchmarks on measures such as:
- Spirometry evaluation and monitoring
- Inhaled bronchodilator therapy
- Smoking cessation
- Assessment of oxygen saturation and long-term oxygen therapy
- Annual influenza vaccination
Those who do will improve overall patient health and well being, while reducing the risk of potentially avoidable complications.