Low Value Care in Colorado

Low value health care refers to certain treatments, diagnostic tests, and screenings where the risk of harm or cost exceeds the likely benefit for patients. This analysis of claims in the CO APCD from 2015-2017 identifies the top 13 low value care services according to national guidelines, and identifies associated spending and volume across Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial health insurance claims for different regions across the state.

  • Read the press release (3/25/2020) here.

Custom Low Value Care Analytics

For more information about how to get a custom Low Value Care report, please contact us at ColoradoAPCD@civhc.org.