Improving Heart Health through Value-Based Payment

White Paper

Improving Heart Health through Value-Based Payment

Published date

March 3, 2022

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy (Duke-Margolis) recently launched a new joint initiative, Improving Hearth Health through Value-Based Payment Models, focused on identifying opportunities to better support heart health-related prevention and management activities in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s (CMMI) portfolio of value-based payment (VBP) models. The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of current care practices for addressing heart health and recommendations for how VBP models can support the implementation of these care practices for providers and health systems along the VBP continuum. These care practices and recommendations build off the Value in Healthcare Initiative and were identified through a review of VBP models implemented by CMMI and a series of convenings with the National Advisory Council for Improving Heart Health through Value-Based Payment, which included experts with backgrounds in VBP, heart health, and public health as well as patient representatives.

Duke-Margolis Authors

Mark McClellan

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Director of Margolis Center
Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
Margolis Executive Core Faculty

Robert Saunders

Robert Saunders, PhD

Senior Research Director, Health Care Transformation
Adjunct Associate Professor
Senior Team Member
Margolis Core Faculty

Additional Authors

Michelle DelFavero, MOT, MPH

Rachel Roiland, PhD, RN