Specific Criteria                                                                                                                           

A diagnosis of asthma or other respiratory-related diagnosis with chronic recurring wheezing must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • Scheduled use of inhaled anti-inflammatory agents and/or bronchodilators
  • History of emergency room use or clinic visits for acute asthma exacerbations within the last year
  • History of one or more hospitalizations for asthma within the past 5 years
  • History of intensive care unit admissions for asthma within the past 5 years
A woman demonstrating the use of an inhaler to treat asthma.