Federal Employee Program® and American Medical Association Hypertension Initiative
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have come together in a collaborative effort to provide physicians with resources designed to improve health outcomes for patients with hypertension and suspected hypertension. This effort supports the goals of the Million Hearts® initiative.
In support of this effort, the FEP initiated a program to provide free blood pressure monitors* to FEP enrollees age 19 and over who have a diagnosis of hypertension or have high blood pressure without a diagnosis of hypertension.
The Blue Health Assessment is a first step in the FEP Wellness Incentive Program. If a patient reports high blood pressure after completing the Blue Health Assessment and you discuss home monitoring, he or she is eligible to receive a free blood pressure monitor.
Self-measured blood pressure monitoring is a component of the Improving Health Outcomes: Blood Pressure Program developed by the AMA.
The handouts below are designed to help you and your office staff engage your patients in the self-measurement of their blood pressure.
* The blood pressure monitors were selected by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The AMA does not endorse any particular brand or model of blood pressure monitor.