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Module Resources: Cost of Care Conversations

Unit 1 Resources:

  • What Strategies Do Physicians and Patients Discuss to Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs? Analysis of Cost-Saving Strategies in 1,755 Outpatient Clinic Visits. Medical Decision Making. October 2016. Despite a lack of widespread cost information available at the point of care, in this study, patients and physicians discussed costs in about 30% of visits held. Among those conversations, about 44% included a discussion of cost-saving strategies.

Unit 3 Resources:

Unit 4 Resources:

Cost-of-Care Conversation Downloadable Materials

We recommend that you spend a few minutes reviewing some of the Cost-of-Care Conversation Tools that are all downloadable from this module below:

Choosing Wisely Downloadable Materials

We recommend that you spend a few minutes to reviewing some of the Choosing Wisely materials that are all downloadable from this module below:

Additional Choosing Wisely tools and resources to review:

CW videos for patients and consumers:

Unit 5 Resources:

CompareMaine website shows the average cost of common healthcare procedures at different facilities in Maine. You can also see patient experience ratings and how Maine hospitals compare on patient safety.  To access the website, navigate to http://www.comparemaine.org/

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