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State Innovation Model (SIM) Proxy Measure: Asthma

March 2017

CATEGORIES:

Consumers, Providers, Researchers, Population Health

FILTERS:

Utilization, Cost, Quality, Health, Pharmacy, Commercial

CONTACT

Tracey Campbell
tcampbell@civhc.org

Colorado's State Innovation Model (SIM) seeks to measure and improve care for Coloradans living with chronic asthma. Relying on Colorado all-payer claims database (APCD) data, the Center for Improving Value in Healthcare (CIVIC) examined the number of Coloradans filling their asthma prescriptions each year comparing statewide rates to rates among SIM providers. For the majority of age groups, adherence to asthma medication was the same across the state. CIVIC investigated the potential underlying causes for low medication adherence rates while providing suggestions for the future.