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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Choosing Wisely STARS - 2020 Leadership Summit

Our Leadership Summit provides training for first-year 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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Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO

Costs of Care Presents Steven Schroeder Award for Outstanding Healthcare CEO to Mr. John A. DiAngelo, President and CEO of Inspira Health, at The Leapfrog Group Annual Awards Dinner

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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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Latest Podcast

    The Costs of Cancer Care and the Affordability Crisis

    Arjun Gupta

    There’s a toxic effect related to rising healthcare costs. Financial toxicity describes the problem patients face when affording their healthcare. The costs of care can really erode satisfaction with healthcare, quality of life, and ultimately the quality of care that’s received. Listen as Fumiko Chino, MD, shares her personal experience with financial toxicity and her potential solutions for improving the affordability of healthcare.


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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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Costs of Care Affordability Moonshot

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

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