Developing Mechanisms for Sustainable Funding of Community Asthma Management

On February 6, 2013, the Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition hosted a webinar entitled: Developing Mechanisms for Sustainable Funding of Community Asthma Management. The webinar examined new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma through delivery system innovations and new reimbursement models that promote community-based interventions to reduce asthma triggers in homes and community settings.

The following presenters participated in this webinar:

  • Dr. Monica Le, MD, MPH, Associate Medical Director, Office of Clinical Affairs, Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research
  • Jean Zotter, JD, Director, Massachusetts Asthma Prevention and Control Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Stacey Chacker, Director of the Asthma Regional Council of New England, a program of Health Resources in Action

Presenters discussed how stakeholders in Massachusetts have worked to build partnerships, engage payers, and develop the business case necessary to move innovative payment and delivery models forward to give children better access to asthma services in their community.

Slides from the webinar can be found in the attached document; a recording of the webinar is also available. When the recording page opens, click the “Playback” button () and follow the instructions to begin watching the webinar. During the webinar, we experienced technical difficulties at 32:24. Please advance to the next section at the 45:30 timestamp to continue following the session.

To continue the dialogue started during the webinar, the Coalition has also released a white paper entitled “Using Medicaid to Advance Community-Based Childhood Asthma Interventions: A Review of Innovative Medicaid Programs in Massachusetts and Opportunities for Expansion under Medicaid Nationwide.”