CMS has released the final evaluation report of the Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model.


The report describes the model’s implementation and includes estimates of the model’s impact on heart attacks, strokes, survival, and spending. Over five years, the model reduced the incidence of first-time heart attacks and strokes by 3 to 4 percent in all-cause mortality among high- and medium-risk beneficiaries but did not measurably impact Medicare fee-for-service spending.

View the report here.