Affordability Framework

Costs of Care seeks to improve patient affordability. This will require many systemic changes. We all have a role to play. Our team has started the conversation by developing “key components for health care systems to address patient affordability”.

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Now Accepting Nominations for the Steven Schroeder Award

Accepting Nominations Now through October 15th

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Costs of Care Affordability Award Winners

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Drs. Andrew Lewis, Ruchi Sharma, Sajal Akhtar, Andrew Young, and Penali Noticewala and their award winning submission “Addressing Polypharmacy One Pill at a Time

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    Teaching Value In Health Care Learning Network – Dr. Yoshimi Anzai

    Reshma Gupta

    Reshma Gupta discusses “Piloting an Interactive Price Transparency Tool” at University of Utah with Professor of Radiology and Associate Chief Medical Quality Officer Dr Yoshimi Anzai.


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Addressing Affordability – Costs of Care’s Clear Focus

Over the past 10 years, Costs of Care has helped lead the value improvement movement through a number of overlapping phases, from raising awareness and advocating for transparency, to addressing appropriateness by supporting clinician-led efforts to reduce waste and low-value care. There is still much work to be done on each of these fronts and as an organization we will continue to be meaningfully engaged in advocacy, awareness, appropriateness, and education. However, while each of these foundational components are necessary, they are insufficient for making the impact we want to see on patients’ financial and physical experience of health care. To truly provide greater value for diverse populations, we must meaningfully address patient affordability....

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