Provider intervention associated with usage decline of high risk meds

Intervention impacts use of high-risk drugs in CMS Star metric

September 21, 2017

Intervention designed to impact use of high-risk medications evaluated as part of CMS Star metric

Prime sent letters to doctors to let them know they had prescribed high-risk medications to Medicare members. The intervention group’s high-risk medication percentage declined more than the control group. It was a statistically significant difference. Certain medications carry a greater risk of adverse events for the older adults than for younger people. Safer options exist for many high-risk medications.

Impact of First Fill Intervention on High-risk Medication Usage in a One Million Member Medicare Population (Fall 2016)

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