Value Conversations Series

The ABIM Foundation, in partnership with Consumer Reports, has developed and implemented the highly successful "Choosing Wisely®" campaign. Medical specialty societies partnering in Choosing Wisely have published nearly 500 evidence-based recommendations that can be used as critical guideposts for conversations between patients and clinicians about avoiding inappropriate care and helping to create a culture of stewardship of healthcare resources. However, one must recognize that good stewardship of healthcare resources is not only a matter of making sure that clinicians understand evidence-based recommendations, but also a matter of helping clinicians learn how to deliver care differently.

Online Presentation

Joint Provider
Costs of Care

Commercial Support
Funding for these modules was provided by the ABIM Foundation with support from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of RWJF.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for health care providers of all specialties including physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the problem of “financial harm” for individual patients;
  • Describe strategies to reduce out-of-pocket drug costs for patients;
  • State how to incorporate inter-professional communication into clinical decision-making to prevent overtreatment;
  • Discuss strategies for “managing up” and effectively starting conversations about high-value care with supervisors.

*For a complete list, please reference the individual modules.

Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
September Wallingford
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
  Professor of Medicine
  Assistant Dean for Scholarship and Discovery
  Associate Chief Medical Officer-Clinical Learning Environment
  University of Chicago
  Chicago, IL
  Reshma Gupta, MD, MSHPM
  Outreach and Evaluation Director - Costs of Care
  Medical Director for Quality and Value at the Offices of Accountable Care and Population Health
  UCLA Faculty Practice Group
  Los Angeles, CA
  Chris Moriates, MD
  Implementation Director - Costs of Care
  Assistant Dean of Healthcare Value
  Associate Professor - Dell Medical School at UT-Austin
  Austin, TX
  Danielle Moriates, RN
  Nurse Advisor - Costs of Care
  Registered Nurse
  Seattle Children’s Hospital
  Seattle, WA
  Neel Shah, MD, MPP
  Founder and Executive Director - Costs of Care
  Assistant Professor
  Harvard Medical School
  Ariadne Labs for Health System Innovation
  Boston, MA
  September Wallingford, RN, MSN
  Operations Director - Costs of Care
  Registered Nurse
  Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  Boston, MA

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Costs of Care. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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