Grading COPD Recommendations

August 19, 2016

“As with all of the Society’s clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), the COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Management CPG focuses on optimizing care, avoiding readmissions, and preventing problems that occur in transitions. We highlight interventions shown to reduce avoidable, negative outcomes that trigger transfers,” says Barney Spivack, MD, CMD, FACP, National Medical Director, Medicare Case and Condition Management, for Optum. Dr. Spivack was instrumental in efforts to revise and update the COPD CPG, which was released earlier this year