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CMS to Host CVD Risk Payment Model Webinars

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host two webinars on the new Medicare payment model to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and reduce related mortality and costs. The webinars will feature representatives from CMS answering questions about the model. Registration for each webinar is required. Instructions on how to submit questions will be included in the registration confirmation email.

The Million Hearts: CVD Risk Reduction Model aims to incentivize providers to calculate CVD risk for eligible Medicare beneficiaries and target those with the highest risk for patient-centered care. Patients and providers will work together to develop individualized plans that include shared decision making and self-monitoring to reduce patients’ chances of heart attack and stroke. The agency previously extended the application deadline to October 8, to ensure all interested physician practices have an opportunity to complete an application. CMS will enroll up to 720 practices in this new model, which is unlikely to include an additional reporting burden for providers.

Contact Erin O’Malley, director of policy, at eomalley@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0127 with any questions.

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Matt Buechner is the policy and advocacy associate for America's Essential Hospitals.

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