Promoting Excellence : Respiratory Assessment at the End of Life

Name:
Respiratory Assessment at the End of Life

Description:
Guidelines for interpretation of Medicare criteria for ALS patients.

Category:
Evaluation Tools - Cost/Utilization

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

Contact:
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.

Keywords:
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.

References:
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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