Infographic: Reducing the use of low-value care

August 11, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources


Value-Based Insurance Design, or V-BID, improves health care quality and efficiency by reducing consumer cost-sharing for services that have strong evidence of clinical benefit. The identification and removal of low-value services can achieve these same goals and produce immediate savings. However, defining what is meant by “low-value” is challenging, because the benefit of a specific clinical service is never always of high or low value.

A new infographic illustrates the scope of low-value care and the benefits of applying a clinically-nuanced approach to the low-value realm.

Click here to download the U-M V-BID Center’s low-value care infographic.

The U-M Center for Value-Based Insurance Design leads in research, development and advocacy for innovative health benefit designs. For more information about V-BID, please visit the center’s website, and follow the center on Twitter and LinkedIn.