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July 14, 2015

Paying for PreventionA Novel Test of Medicare Value-Based Payment for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Author Affiliations
  • 1Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Prevention and Population Health Models Group, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2015;314(2):123-124. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.6681

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that increased use of recommended clinical preventive care—including cancer screening, control of sexually transmitted infections, and screening tests for diabetes, among other interventions—could potentially save 100 000 lives per year.1 Traditionally, federal strategies to enhance uptake of preventive care, such as screening mammography, have relied on improved access by expanding insurance coverage for services, reducing or eliminating patient co-payments, and investing in public media campaigns.

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