Position Statement for Coverage and Payment for Bronchial Thermoplasty

May 12, 2014

Bronchial thermoplasty offers treatment for patients with severe asthma who continue to be symptomatic despite maximal medical treatment. We believe the literature supports bronchial thermoplasty as a therapeutic option for patients with severe asthma. Therefore, we recommend that all public and private insurers provide coverage and payment for bronchial thermoplasty for those adult patients with severe persistent, poorly-controlled asthma who continue to experience asthma exacerbations, emergency department visits and hospitalizations despite maximal medical treatment.

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