In keeping with this innovative new initiative, GIM physicians and staff are developing and implementing a care model designed to support prevention of CVD, and improve health outcomes and health care cost savings through systematic implementation of beneficiary risk calculation and stratification. As of February 2018, GIM has enrolled more than 5,000 patients and have identified more than 680 as high-risk. Enrollment is still open to new GIM patients as they are identified by their doctors. In addition, GIM pharmacists have developed protocols and GIM nurses are also engaged in the care management of these patients, including follow-up care after office visits.
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