Long-Term Indicators

Control Asthma Indicators

Health outcomes – quality measures

Potential Measures


Potential Measures

Emergency visit use – Rate of emergency visit use for children with asthma (Collaboration for Advancing Pediatric Quality Measures, Pediatric Quality Measures Program: CAPQuaM I PQMP Asthma 1; #0113).external icon

  • This measure estimates the rate of emergency department (ED) visits for children ages 2-21 years who are being managed for identifiable asthma. The measure is reported in visits per 100 child-years.

Optimal asthma control: Proportion of children with controlled asthma out of all children with asthma (HMIS 3890pdf iconexternal icon) MIPS 

  • Composite measure of the percentage of pediatric and adult patients whose asthma is well-controlled as demonstrated by one of three age appropriate patient reported outcome tools and not at risk for exacerbation.

Asthma admission rate – children (ages 2-17)  (PDI-14pdf iconexternal icon) Medicaid, NQF

  • Admissions with a principal ICD-10 diagnosis of asthma per 100,000 per population, ages 2 to 17 years.

Asthma admissions rate – younger adults (ages 18-39) (PQI15-ADpdf iconexternal icon) NQF

  • Admissions for a principal diagnosis of asthma per 100,000 population, ages 18 to 39 years.



Cost impact

Potential Measures


Potential Measures

ROI of self-management education and home visits for children (ages 2-17) with asthma

Cost-effectiveness and benefit-cost ratios


Every 1-3 years


HEDIS HEDISexternal icon Measure

Medicaid Medicaid Core Setexternal icon Measure

NQF National Quality Forum (NQF) Endorsedexternal icon Measure

MIPS MIPSexternal icon Measure

CDC CDC EXHALE Performance Measure