Table 13

Tactics for Managing Costs of HF

▪ Coordinate care (including laboratory results and imaging) among clinicians
▪ Consider limitations of medication coverage (insurance, Medicaid, and so on) when prescribing
▪ Use generic equivalents for GDMT whenever possible
▪ Split tablets (without reducing dose) when appropriate
▪ Work with a pharmacist to identify and navigate Patient Assistance Programs
▪ Request “price matching” if a drug is found at a lower cost at another pharmacy

GDMT = guideline-directed medical therapy; HF = heart failure.