Webinar: Value-Based Insurance Design, Opportunities to Improve Medication Adherence for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
CMMI, in partnership with Million Hearts® at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sponsored a webinar entitled Value-Based Insurance Design, Opportunities to Improve Medication Adherence for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention on October 21, 2021 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET. The webinar presented evidence-based high impact strategies for MAOs to improve care and outcomes for beneficiaries with cardiovascular disease (CVD), including underserved populations.
CVD is the leading cause of death in the U.S., costing hundreds of billions of dollars per year, and is the greatest contributor to racial disparities in life expectancy. The webinar presented evidence-based strategies to optimize medication adherence that MAOs may leverage – using the flexibilities in the VBID Model - to bridge this gap. The webinar featured an introduction by Laurence Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC, Executive Director, Million Hearts®, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC about the burden of CVD and the disparities in CVD care and outcomes. Hilary Wall, MPH, Science Lead, Million Hearts® and Nicole Therrien, PharmD, MPH, ASRT Inc., Applied Research and Evaluation Branch, both from the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at CDC reviewed the evidence base for high impact medication adherence strategies and revisit strategies to promote self-measured blood pressure monitoring and cardiac rehabilitation from the February 2021 Million Hearts: Value-Based Insurance Design Opportunities for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management webinar (Access Passcode: iG2M7$^N).
Strategies discussed included reducing or eliminating co-payments for high-intensity statins and anti-hypertensive medications, including fixed-dose combination pills and once-per-day dosing options; simplification of medication regimens; the use of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) with team-based care support; coverage of automatic blood pressure monitors, cuffs, and SMBP services for beneficiaries with hypertension; and the provision of social needs-related services. MAOs interested in optimizing medication adherence related to CVD, and in targeted strategies using the flexibilities of the VBID Model are encouraged to attend.
The slides, transcript and audio recording of the webinar are posted to the VBID Model website at https://innovation.cms.gov/innovation-models/vbid for downloading.