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Recipe Name:

Identify all patients eligible for an annual Asthma Cycle of Care

Rationale:

The Asthma Cycle of Care is established as a best practice standard for patient outcomes and management of asthma patients. Service Incentive Payments (SIPs) of $100 per patient are available to practices for completed Asthma Cycles of Care for patients with moderate to severe asthma.

Target:

To effectively and timely manage the care of patients with asthma.

CAT Starting Point:

  1. CAT Open - CAT4 view (all reports) loaded
  2. Population Extract Loaded and Extract Pane “Hidden”
    1. Filter Pane open and under the ‘General’ tab ‘Active Patients’ (3x <2 years) selected (this step can be
       omitted if you want to search for all patients).
     

 

 

 

Filter Steps

  • Under the 'Conditions' tab, choose the 'Chronic' tab, and then select 'Asthma' under the Respiratory section

 

  • Under the 'Date Range (Results)' tab, choose <=12 months, then click 'Recalculate'

 

Recipe Steps Reports

  • Hide Filters
  • Select the "MBS Items" tab
  • Select the "Not Recorded" tab
  • Select the column titled "Asthma COC", and click the Export button in the top right hand corner

This report will show all patients with a coded diagnosis of asthma who haven't had an Asthma Cycle of Care billed in the past 12 months. 

 

 

To Export Patient List to Microsoft Excel:

1.  Click on the “Export Icon”  at the top of the Patient Reidentification window.

2.  Click on “Excel”

3.   Choose a file name and a location to save to (eg. Create a folder C:/ClinicalAudit/CAT Patient FollowUp)

4.  Click “Save”

 

The steps above will produce a list of patients with contact details in MS Excel which can then be used to:

1.   Go back through the individual patient records in the GP Clinical Desktop System (CDS) and update known records

2.  Phone patients to update their record

3.  Produce a mail merge to recall patients for follow up