BROWSE CASE STUDIES Case Studies > State Innovation Model (SIM) Proxy Measure: Hypertension

State Innovation Model (SIM) Proxy Measure: Hypertension

March 2017


Consumers, Providers, Researchers, Population Health, Insurance Department, Medicaid


Utilization, Cost, Quality, Health, Pharmacy, Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare


Tracey Campbell

The Center For Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) analyzed hypertension in adults across the nation, with a special focus on those in Colorado. Analyzing data collected by the Colorado all-payer claims database (APCD), they found a correlation between Coloradans with high blood pressure who do not consistently take their medication and the increased out-of-pocket cost of generic forms of these medication. The report stresses the importance that public health agencies play in providing outreach and targeted interventions surrounding hypertension management.