Appropriate Use

Jul 9, 2020
AHA, AMA letter to CMS regarding the implementation of the appropriate use criteria (AUC) for advanced diagnostic imaging services mandated under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA).
Dec 5, 2019
In this Voices on Value piece, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, talks with Reshma Gupta, M.D., evaluation and outreach director of Costs of Care, about the organization’s efforts to raise awareness of the unintended financial harm of care and to disseminate innova
Nov 8, 2019
Inova Health System is involved in an interdisciplinary effort to create value by reducing services that provide little or no clinical value to patients.
Jun 18, 2019
Northwestern Medicine — Chicago, Ill. Using the EHR to Drive Value Northwestern Medicine created multi-disciplinary teams to maximize the EHR’s capabilities and improve care across the system. These Health System Clinical Collaboratives have resulted in systemwide improvements related to the…
Apr 26, 2019
Johns Hopkins Health System – Baltimore, Md. Implementing Evidence-based Practice Improves Care, Reduces Cost The Johns Hopkins Health System High Value Care Committee focuses on improving patient care quality, safety and affordability by reducing practices that provide little or no value to…
Mar 13, 2019
The AHA released new tools to help the field prepare for appropriate use criteria reporting requirements that will start to go into effect on a voluntary basis this year and become mandatory in 2021.
Mar 13, 2019
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a program that promotes AUC for advanced diagnostic imaging. AUC are evidence-based criteria that assist professionals who order and furnish certain imaging services to make the…
Mar 13, 2019
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a program that promotes AUC for advanced diagnostic imaging.
Nov 9, 2017
The AHA white paper, Appropriate Use of Medical Resources, examines the drivers of health care costs and contributing factors. We identify a “top five” list of hospital-based procedures or interventions for which the hospital and the medical staff should craft policies and establish procedures…
Jul 14, 2017
The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, in partnership with the AHA, Pew Charitable Trusts and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, today issued guidance to help small and critical access hospitals implement programs to improve antibiotic prescribing and use and reduce the threat of…