Choosing Wisely initiative
improves health outcomes
Last December, the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission released a report that found low- value care procedures accounted for $80 million in healthcare spending for residents enrolled in
the Commonwealth’s three major commercial plans.
By Thomas Isaac, M.D., M.B.A, M.P.H.
As health systems across the country continue to embrace
value by taking on risk for the quality and cost of care, we
must work to reduce unnecessary and wasteful testing,
screenings, and procedures that add expenses to patient
care without improving health outcomes. At Atrius Health, i S t