Percentage of patients 5-64 years of age who were identified as having persistent asthma and were appropriately ordered medication during the measurement period.

Denominator (Universe) (Columns A and B)

  • Patients 5 through 64 years of age with persistent asthma with a medical visit during the measurement period

Note: For 2018 program year, include patients who were born on or after January 1, 1954, and on or before December 31, 2012.

Numerator (Column C)

  • Patients who were ordered at least one prescription for a preferred therapy during the measurement period


  • Patients with a diagnosis of emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive chronic bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, or acute respiratory failure that overlaps the measurement period