Payer Perspective: Asthma/COPD

Payer Perspective: Asthma/COPD 

This course is aimed at teaching healthcare coordinators and providers about improving outcomes through best practices and effective cost strategies in caring for adults with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma and COPD are included in chronic lower respiratory disease which is the third leading cause of death in the United States (CDC, 2015). This means that chronic lower respiratory diseases are among the costliest diseases to manage and treat. While asthma and COPD are among the leading increases in healthcare costs, there are steps that can be taken to help make their healthcare more cost effective.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Commission for Case Manager Certification


This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 1.00 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P67
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Indicate best practices for providing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) care while achieving cost effectiveness.
Identify different educational tools for teaching self-management to patients with asthma and COPD.
Cite the appropriate annual testing for asthma and COPD.
Write an asthma and/or COPD action plan with your patients.
Identify how to provide nutritional counseling for patients with asthma.
Identify potential social determinants of health that could impact adherence to the action plan.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Patients with Asthma and COPD A. Urgent Care Overutilization B. Asthma and COPD Statistics C. The Challenge of Cost Effectiveness D. Review E. Summary Section 3: Creating an Action Plan A. Action Plans B. Parts of the Asthma Action Plan C. Parts of the COPD Action Plan D. Patient-focused Action Plans E. Patient Reminder to Adhere to the Plan F. Review G. Summary Section 4: Self-Management of the Action Plan A. Self-Management Definition B. Educating Patients on Self-Management C. Adherence to the Action Plan D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Social Determinants of Health A. 5 Key Areas B. Evaluating Social Determinants of Health C. Managing Social Determinants of Health D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Behavioral Determinants of Health A. Smoking Cessation B. Other Behaviors C. Review D. Summary Section 7: Nutrition Counseling A. Nutrition for Patients with COPD B. Nutrition for Patients with Asthma C. Review D. Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!

Instructor: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN
Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN, has worked in ambulatory care, acute care, and occupational health with her most recent position as clinical coordinator in primary care. As clinical coordinator, she was responsible for quality improvement, care coordination and education, clinical staff training and compliance, and overall safety of the clinic. She also participated in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other healthcare improvement initiatives. Additionally, she has experience in hospital-affiliated urgent care where she provided patient care utilizing quality improvement measures, served as nurse preceptor, and nurse IT liaison. Alisa currently works at Relias Learning where she serves as content writer and subject matter expert for various healthcare topics. Disclosure: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Beginner level Social Workers; Case Managers; Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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