Order Wisely®: Appropriate use of tests & treatments

A leading principle of high-value practice is avoidance of unnecessary tests and treatments in accordance with established clinical practice guidelines. To reinforce this practice, we designed a full-day educational program that reviews appropriate use of imaging exams, lab tests, medications, transfusions and procedures. An understanding of the evidence behind appropriate ordering and prescribing is important to change long-standing practice habits and overcome concerns about missed diagnoses. Included are presentations on best imaging exam selection for the 8 CMS Priority Clinical areas, to ensure that providers are prepared for the CMS Appropriate Use Program, which will include evaluation of their ordering appropriateness beginning in January 2020.

Appropriate Imaging for CMS AUC Priority Clinical Areas* & more

High Value Hospital Medicine

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