Asthma-Related Resources and
Referral Information

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.


Educational Materials Order Form - Order free books, handouts, and other educational resources from the Montana Asthma Control Program

Asthma Action Plan - Fillable PDF. Print a copy for home, school, childcare, and any other needs.

Asthma Control Test-Child - For children aged 4-11 years

Asthma Control Test-Adult - For people aged 12 years and older

Using Apps to Manage Asthma - Guide your patients to safe use of mobile apps to manage their asthma.

Asthma Camp Information - Camps specifically for children with asthma in Montana. You can also access a text-only version of the asthma camp information.

Wildfire Smoke Information - FAQ and 7 steps to stay healthy when it is smoky.

Inhaler Poster - Poster with pictures of all respiratory inhalers.

Montana Asthma Home Visiting Program - Refer your patients to free in-home education program.

Chronic Disease Prevention and Self-Management - Find programs available in your community through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to refer your patients for help preventing and/or managing their chronic conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, and arthritis, among others.

Other Resources - A list of local resources to help support your patients, such as weatherization and energy assistance programs, Montana Legal Services Association, and more.