Unlocking the Power of Home-Based Asthma Services: Model Health Benefit Packages

Sponsoring Program Name: 
NCHH and RAMP

Asthma home visiting services are a proven method 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. Developed by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP), Unlocking the Power of Home-Based Asthma Services: Model Health Benefit Packages equips managed care organizations or other health care payers with the information they need to improve asthma management among their enrollees by ensuring the provision of asthma home-visiting services. It also addresses the key roles that other community, state and federal stakeholders play in motivating and supporting health care payers in this effort.

Unlocking the Power of Home-Based Asthma Services: Model Health Benefit Packages describes the scope, staffing , and services associated with home-based asthma services that identify and address environmental asthma triggers in the home environment. The tool includes tiers of services (e.g., from a very basic set of services to more premium sets of services) to provide a range of options for payers at different levels of readiness to provide home-based asthma services and includes recommendations to support action from a range of critical stakeholders.

Learn more about this tool and the technical assistance opportunities.

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