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Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 10, 2015
Application: Sep 10, 2015

The Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model will offer financial incentives to healthcare providers who will use the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association's Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease risk calculator to prevent heart attacks and strokes.

The model will recruit approximately 720 practices that develop plans to use the calculator to risk stratify Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries and propose innovative service delivery models that reduce risk.


Eligibility criteria for applicants include:

  • Practices must have at least 1 practitioner. Practitioners are defined as Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.
  • Practitioners are required to be enrolled in and eligible to bill for Medicare Part B.
  • Practices must be using an Office of the National Coordinator certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Participating physicians or other eligible professionals within the practice must have met the criteria for the EHR Incentive Programs in performance year 2014, also known as "meaningful use", of a certified electronic health record.
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

CMS will pay Intervention practices a one-time $10 per beneficiary fee to calculate a beneficiary's ASCVD risk score and to engage the patient in shared decision-making.

In year one, CMS will make an additional $10 monthly Cardiovascular Care Management (CVD CM) payment per beneficiary for risk management for the highest-risk patients.

During years two through five, practices can receive a monthly CVD CM payment of up to $10 per beneficiary based on the reduction of their high-risk beneficiary ASCVD risk scores.

Application process

Applicants must submit a letter of intent by September 10, 2015 via an online application portal.

After the LOI is submitted, applicants will receive a confirmation number, which can be used to access the full online application.

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