Tackling low-value care has become an increasingly important effort as some $340 billion is being spent on either low-value or unnecessary care, according to a Going Below the Surface post.
An analysis of the Virginia All-Payer Claims Database by University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design Director A. Mark Fendrick and colleagues found more than $586 million in unnecessary costs.
Eve Kerr, director of the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System says the key challenge to tackling low-value care is to target the root causes and encourage collaboration.
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