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Aetna Decides FeNO Testing Is Medically Necessary for Its Members With Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Circassia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on respiratory disease, is pleased to announce that Aetna, one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States, has updated its Exhaled Breath Tests Clinical Policy to include the measurement of exhaled nitric oxide as “medically necessary” for the evaluation of asthma and for monitoring the response to long-term control therapy.
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FeNO Testing Can Be a Helpful Part of Asthma Management

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma is a chronic disease that causes your airways to be inflamed. The most common symptoms of asthma are coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. But there are other diseases that can have the same symptoms of asthma. For your doctor to make the right diagnosis, it is important to know if your airways are inflamed.
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Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Recommends the Use of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Monitoring for Difficult-to-Treat and Severe Asthma Management

AAFA Community Services ·
Circassia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Circassia” or “the Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on respiratory disease, today announced that Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) monitoring is recommended in the latest Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guide, “Difficult-to-Treat & Severe Asthma in Adolescent and Adult Patients – Diagnosis and Management.”
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Re: FeNO Testing Can Be a Helpful Part of Asthma Management

RSkalak ·
I work for an allergist so this is really helpful information. We are getting new PFT equipment and can’t wait to try it out!
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Re: Aetna Decides FeNO Testing Is Medically Necessary for Its Members With Asthma

JillS ·
Thank goodness . I hated fighting with insurance every time it was ordered by pulmonary!
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Re: Aetna Decides FeNO Testing Is Medically Necessary for Its Members With Asthma

Melissa G ·
Jill, glad to hear this will help you. How often have you had the FeNO testing done?
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Re: Asthma Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment in the U.S. Is Changing – What the New Guidelines Say

ThisBreath ·
This is huge news! I need to connect with my pulmonologist. Could you please make an Instagram post about these changes? Would like to spread the info . Thank you!
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Re: Asthma Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment in the U.S. Is Changing – What the New Guidelines Say

Kathy P ·
Hi This breath - we are posting this information in our different social channels. And we have more information coming.
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Asthma Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment in the U.S. Is Changing – What the New Guidelines Say

AAFA Community Services ·
On Dec. 3, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced updates to the clinical guidelines used to diagnose and manage asthma. The new guidelines are titled "The 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: A Report from The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Working Group." The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH, oversaw the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee (NAEPPCC) and...
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mdashiquennobi ·
This is a great news indeed. For all of us.
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