Description: The percentage of members 5–85 years of age during the measurement year who were identified as having persistent asthma and were dispensed appropriate medications that they remained on during the treatment period. Two rates are reported:

              1. The percentage of members who remained on an asthma controller medication for at least 50% of their treatment period.

              2. The percentage of members who remained on an asthma controller medication for at least 75% of their treatment period.


References- MMA



Denominator: The eligible population.

           * For commercial, ages 5-85 as of December 31 of the measurement year. Report the following age stratifications and total rate:

             - 5–11 years.

             - 12–18 years.

             - 19–50 years.

             - 51–64 years.

             - 65–85 years.

             - Total.

          * For Medicaid, ages 5–64 as of December 31 of the measurement year. Report the following age stratifications and total rate:

          - 5–11 years.

          - 12–18 years.

          - 19–50 years.

          - 51–64 years.

          - Total.

         * For Medicare, ages 18–85 as of December 31 of the measurement year. Report the following age stratifications and total rate:

           - 18-50 years.

           - 51–64 years.

           - 65–85 years.

           - Total.

-The total is the sum of the age stratifications for each product line.Denominator Exclusions or Exceptions (when applicable)-


Numerator:

Medication

Compliance 50%- The number of members who achieved a PDC of at least 50% for their asthma controller medications (Table MMA-B) during the measurement year.


Medication

Compliance 75%- The number of members who achieved a PDC of at least 75% for their asthma controller medications (Table MMA-B) during the measurement year.