Learn how to eliminate
healthcare costs while improving
patient outcomes with ACP's
new interactive cases.
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Smart Testing offers short, clinically engaging vignettes and discussions on the appropriate use of imaging procedures and other diagnostic tests.
helps future internists
learn about 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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- Long Radiation Treatments Called Unnecessary in Many Breast Cancer Cases - The New York Times
- The Odd Math of Medical Tests: One Scan, Two Prices, Both High - The New York Times
- Costs Can Go Up Fast When E.R. Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not - The New York Times
High Value Care Videos
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on High Value Care.
What is High Value Care (HVC)?
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 patient care.
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.