Affordability Accelerator

Costs of Care convened an Affordability Accelerator to identify concrete strategies that health systems can use to help patients make informed, shared decisions and reduce out-of-pocket health care costs.

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The STARS program

Our STARS program provides training for medical students to lead value improvement initiatives at their own medical schools – addressing the need to incorporate high-value care and health systems science into medical training.

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Welcome To Costs Of Care

Costs of Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating change agents who will lead the creation of a more affordable and equitable health system.

We envision a world in which no one has to choose between their life and their life savings.

Since 2009, Costs of Care has collected personal accounts from physicians, nurses, and patients all over the United States that illustrate routine and high-yield opportunities to improve the value of care delivery.

Costs of Care directs the STARS program for medical students, catalyzing grassroots, student-led initiatives to advance health care value in medical education.

Costs of Care has also created widely adopted and enduring resources to educate medical trainees and clinicians about how to address health care costs and provide high-value care, including the textbook Understanding Value-Based Healthcare, the “COST” framework for designing value improvement projects, multiple workshops, and free video modules.

In December 2019, Costs of Care launched the Affordability Moonshot informed by an Affordability Framework for Health Systems, and paired with an Affordability Accelerator to support and collaborate on promising ideas to improve patient affordability.

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Working together we can improve the safety, affordability and experience of healthcare.

Watch our short video below to learn more about the story of Costs of Care

Costs of Care Affordability Moonshot

Costs of Care envisions

‘a world in which no one has to choose between their life and their life savings’.

Help us create this world.

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