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
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 673 KB / 46 pages)
Posted March 10, 2005
Completing the Continuum of ALS Care: A Consensus Document
# ALS19, type:cost/utilization
Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families. Visit PromotingExcellence.org for more resources.