Promoting Excellence : Respiratory Assessment at the End of Life

Respiratory Assessment at the End of Life

Guidelines for interpretation of Medicare criteria for ALS patients.

Evaluation Tools - Cost/Utilization

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Workgroup of
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD, Chair

Hiroshi Mitsumoto, MD
Chair, ALS Workgroup
Eleanor & Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center
College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Neurologic Institute
New York, NY
[email protected]

Recommendation of the workgroup for use of this instrument:
Used by clinicians when assessing respiratory function in ALS patients at end of life while being cognizant of Medicare reimbursement criteria.

ALS, health status, symptom assessment, function, Medicare, respiratory function

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from the website. Please credit source.

Used with permission of ALS Center at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York.

To view this tool:
ALS Appendix E, p 43 (pdf PDF 673 KB / 46 pages)

Posted March 10, 2005

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