Paying for treatments or services that don’t offer real value for patients is a pervasive problem in the United States, with as much as $340 billion being spent on low-value or unnecessary care alone. With health care spending projected to reach nearly 20% of GDP in the next decade, eliminating low-value care and the associated costs to our health care system is becoming increasingly critical.

Building upon previous efforts aimed at reducing low-value care, partners of the Going Below The Surface Forum (GBTS) have developed a roadmap to guide health care stakeholders as they consider and implement low-value care interventions. The first of a series of webinars on the topic will assist in defining and understanding low-value care and its importance to various stakeholders.

Speakers include:

  • Jennifer Perloff, MPA, PhD, Scientist and Deputy Director, Institute for Healthcare Systems, Brandeis University
  • Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, MPH, FAAP, President and CEO, AcademyHealth
  • Corinna Sorenson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Robert W. Dubois, MD, PhD, Chief Science Officer & Executive Vice President, National Pharmaceutical Council (Moderator)

AcademyHealth and the National Pharmaceutical Council are proud to co-host this event as partners in Going Below The Surface, the sponsor of this series.

Register for this webinar via AcademyHealth’s website.