Erie Vital Signs

COPD: By Private/Employer (Commercial) Insurance

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This trend is mixed.

Below is information that pertains to COPD patients who carry a private insurance policy.

How is Erie doing?

  • These charts show the rates of privately (commercially) insured Erie-area patients getting treatments needed for controlling their COPD. They are generally better informed about their health and tend to be healthier and have lower healthcare costs.
  • Higher numbers mean more people are getting treated, which is good. High numbers show that people care about their health and are working to control their COPD.
  • The charts show that Erie improved in 2013, but is still lagging behind both the Pennsylvania and national benchmarks indicating the need for improvement among privately (commercially) insured Erie-area COPD patients.

How can you help Erie do better?

  • See the COPD Toolkit to get ideas for improving the frequency of your population’s COPD care.

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HEDIS® Data Sources

Spirometry Testing

Percent of Commercial Patients Who Got a Spirometry Test — higher is better.
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Medication Management for COPD Exacerbation

Percent of Commercial Patients With COPD Whose Medication is Managed — higher is better.
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