Asthma-Related Resources and
For healthcare providers
Billing and reimbursement
The Montana Asthma Control Program is actively pursuing reimbursement for certified asthma educators and the Montana Asthma Home Visiting Program (MAP).
Clinical guidelines for asthma
2020 Focused Updates to the EPR-3 Asthma Management Guidelines . The 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines are designed to improve the care of people living with asthma and also help primary care providers and specialists make informed decisions about asthma management. The new guidelines help health care providers and people with asthma work together to develop a comprehensive management plan based on the most promising, evidence-based treatment options available.
You can find the full Expert Panel Report (EPR)-3 Guidelines (2007) on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) website.
A summary of the EPR-3 Guidelines is also available on the NHLBI website.
The NHLBI has also produced the Asthma Quick Care Reference Guide, which was designed to put a summary of clinical guidelines at clinician's fingertips.
The Montana Asthma Control Program offers several continuing education opportunities and quality improvement activities to help providers become more familiar with the guidelines for asthma care.
There are also many resources for healthcare professionals provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For healthcare providers to use with patients
In the dropdown menus below, please find a number of educational materials available for patients living with asthma and places to which a patient with asthma could be referred for additional support.