Erie Vital Signs

COPD: Overview

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COPD, we’ve pulled together important Erie-specific information so it is available all in one place:

  • A list of procedures and services you should receive as a person with COPD, plus related data for Erie County from HealthAmerica, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, UPMC Health Plan, and the Erie County Department of Health on how we’re doing.
  • A list of recognized and certified primary care providers in Erie County.
  • Toolkits for employers and individuals with COPD.

We want to help Erie residents get control of their COPD.

Look through the pages, tell your friends and come back to see up-to-date data.

The following Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) tell us how Erie County residents are doing with their COPD care:

Each measure is separated into Commercial (privately insured), Medicare (the elderly or disabled), and Medicaid (low income) patients.

These are important tests that many people with COPD should get in order to stay as healthy as possible — so the more people who get them done, the better. As you read, you’ll find out what each test is, why it’s important for you to get it, and what you should ask your doctor at your appointment.


HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)


The Erie Healthcare Collaboration's content on Erie Vital Signs is made possible by contributions from the following organizations:

GE Transportation UPMC ISM Erie Highmark Coventry Health America GE Transportation HealthImagination Erie Regional Chamber Erie Insurance Erie County Medical Society Erie County Department of Health

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