Million HeartsĀ® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model: Evaluation Year 2 Findings at a Glance

Million HeartsĀ® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model: Evaluation Year 2 Findings at a Glance

Published: Nov 30, 2019
Publisher: Washington, DC: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation
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Authors

Greg Peterson

Amanda Markovitz

Adam Rose

Allison Steiner

Jia Pu

Michael Barna

David Magid

Kate Steward

Dan Kinber

Precious Ogbuefi

The Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Reduction Model (Million Hearts Model) tests whether providing targeted incentives to health care providers to reduce CVD risk lowers the incidence of first-time heart attacks and strokes among Medicare beneficiaries (ages 40-79 who have not had a previous heart attack or stroke). As part of the five-year randomized trial, participating providers calculate their Medicare patients’ risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years, and receive incentives to reduce the CVD risk of high-risk beneficiaries (defined as those with a 30 percent or higher risk of a CVD event at baseline).

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