Asthma Care and Education (ACE)

This series of video calls is designed to help meet state and national requirements for asthma educator and home assessor maintenance of certification for Missouri 35 DM-AE and 35 DM-AH providers who need 7 hours of continuing education credit annually.

Asthma education and home assessment topics will be blended to promote “cross pollination” between these two important fields of expertise. True to the ECHO model the series will include de-identified case presentations to promote real world examples of challenges, lessons learned and best practices. This model supports a learning collaborative in which participants grow at an accelerated pace through the experiences of peers.

Why Asthma Care & Education (ACE) ECHO?

Two important Missouri State Plan Amendments (SPA) were approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2016. One SPA permits reimbursement by MO HealthNet for asthma education and home environmental assessments.

A second SPA provides for eligible children with asthma to receive health home “touches” by Missouri Primary Care Health Homes. These new service opportunities require cooperation between clinic-based and community based workers. The multi-disciplinary ACE ECHO will support implementation of best practices for these new asthma services. Medicaid claims data will be used to identify risk, target services and evaluate the impact of asthma education and home environmental assessments for trigger reduction.

What Does ACE ECHO Offer?

  • Free CEUs
  • Opportunities to share best practices in asthma self-management education (SME)
  • Access to free training and SME curricula for children with asthma and their caregivers
  • Collaboration and learning between asthma educators and home environmental assessors
  • Up-to-date news about MO HealthNet policies and procedures for reimbursement
  • Access to software for delivering and documenting SME and asthma home assessment

Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:

  • Reimbursement for Asthma Education and Home Assessment
  • Identifying and Responding to Asthma Risk
  • Steps to Delivering & Billing AE & AH Services
  • Instructional Standards for AE and AH
  • Strategic Partners in Asthma Care
  • Asthma Education – National Standards
  • Asthma Home Assessment – National Standards
  • Key Messages – Asthma Self-Care and the Environment

Meet the Expert Team

Tammy Rood, DNP, PNP, AE-C, Asthma Training & QI, University of Missouri

John Kraemer, PhD, Environmentalist, Southeast Missouri State University

Melissa Penkalski, DNP, PNP, AE-C, School-Clinic Linkage Specialist, Missouri State University

Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP, AE-C, Population Health Strategist, University of Missouri

Deb Cook, RN, AE-C, School Nurse, Kennett Public Schools

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.