"The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." -- Sydney J. Harris

Optimal Asthma Care Updates

As we’ve mentioned previously, changes were recently recommended to the Optimal Asthma Care measure. Since that action was taken, two additional decisions have been made regarding the implementation of that change.

  • MNCM will include the written asthma management plan component as an optional (voluntary) measure for the 2015 report year. Medical groups can use this information to support their quality improvement programs, but it will not be included in public reporting.
  • Also beginning with the 2015 report year, MNCM will publicly report both the composite score and the component scores for asthma control and risk of exacerbations. Historically, only the composite score has been publicly reported.

If you have any questions, please contact MNCM at or 612-746-4522.