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Applications Accepted for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model
CMS Million Hearts initiative seeks participants

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the national Million Hearts: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, a national initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The program, co-led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pays providers to meet specific blood pressure, cholesterol and other cardiovascular targets in their patients, and then uses a data-driven, predictive modeling approach to generate individualized risk scores and mitigation plans for patients. Examples of practices eligible to apply include but are not limited to:

  • General/family practice, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, multi-specialty care, nephrology, or cardiovascular care;
  • Private practices (must be more than one provider per practice), community health centers and other community-based clinics, hospital-owned physician practices, or hospital/physician organizations

Applications and additional information are available on the CMS website. For more information about the initiative, visit the Million Hearts website.