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High Value Care

ACP's High Value Care initiative aims to improve health, avoid harms, and eliminate wasteful practices.

Steven Weinberger, MD, FACP, provides an overview of the College's High Value, Cost-Conscious Care initiative. More High Value Care Videos

The initiative addresses High Value Care broadly, offering learning resources for clinicians and medical educators, clinical guidelines, best practice advice, case studies and patient resources on a wide variety of related topics. Some learning opportunities even offer free CME and MOC.

Resources for Clinicians

The following free resources were created by ACP to help you implement High Value Care principles into your practice and focus on optimal diagnostic and treatment strategies, based upon considerations of value, effectiveness, and avoidance of overuse and misuse.

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Resources for Medical Educators

These resources help medical educators teach the principles of High Value Care effectively and can also be used for faculty development.

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Resources for Patients

These resources represent a collaboration between ACP and Consumer Reports and are designed to help patients understand the importance of seeking appropriate care in order to maximize value and live a healthy life.

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Highlighted High Value Care Paper

Hemoglobin A1c Targets for Glycemic ControlHemoglobin A1c Targets for Glycemic Control With Pharmacologic Therapy for Nonpregnant Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Guidance Statement Update From the American College of Physicians (2018)

An American College of Physicians' guidance statement to guide clinicians in selecting targets for pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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High Value Care Committee

The High Value Care Committee (HVCC) develops recommendations and resources focused on High Value Care that assist physicians to provide the best possible care to their patients while simultaneously reducing unnecessary costs to the healthcare system. The HVCC was previously called the High Value Care Task Force.

Disclosures of Interest for all members and ACP staff are reported, discussed, and resolved at the start of each High Value Care Committee meeting and conference call.