ACP's clinical recommendations educate
physicians and patients on how to pursue care
together in order to improve health, avoid harm,
and eliminate wasteful practices.
How can you implement
high value care in your
practice? ACP provides
a wealth of resources.
helps future internists
learn about & implement
high value care principles.
Patients should feel
empowered to ask
questions about their
healthcare treatment plan.
ACP has long been advocating for legislative reforms that would enhance the delivery of care while reducing costs.
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- Hospitals promote screenings that experts say many people do not need - The Washington Post
- Many medical guidelines don't consider costs - Chicago Tribune
- Doctor Panels Recommend Fewer Tests for Patients New York Times - New York Times
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What is High Value Care?
ACP's High Value Care (HVC) initiative is a broad program that connects two important priorities for the College:
Helping physicians to provide the best possible care to their patients.
Simultaneously reducing unnecessary costs to the healthcare system.
Why We Care
Approximately 30% of healthcare costs (more than $750 billion annually) are spent on wasted care.
This wasted care is potentially avoidable and would not negatively affect the quality of care if eliminated.
ACP is committed to doing our part to help bend that cost curve and to reduce the unsustainable financial burdens to our healthcare system.
What We Offer
ACP has developed clinical recommendations, physician resources, curriculum and public policy recommendations around this initiative.
We have also developed resources to help patients understand the benefits, harms, and costs of tests and treatments for common clinical issues.