Stakeholders develop chronic respiratory care model
WASHINGTON – Respiratory stakeholders have begun work to develop outcome-based care models. Earlier this year, AAHomecare distributed a survey to respiratory stakeholders, exploring the possibility of developing a new payment methodology focusing on chronic respiratory management. After obtaining results, AAHomecare HME/Respiratory Therapy Council members and American Association for Respiratory Care executives met to begin to develop basic tenets for a chronic respiratory care model that is patient-focused, built on clinically validated standardized tools, and ultimately focused on improved outcomes. “A significant amount of progress was made developing the model framework, and I’m excited to broaden the input circle,” said Nick Macmillan, chairman of the Chronic Respiratory Home Care Models Subcommittee, in an AAHomecare bulletin.