Choosing WiselyChoosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation that helps promote patient-physician conversations about unnecessary medical tests and procedures, is celebrating their five-year anniversary with a special report highlighting their accomplishments.

In the report they highlight clinicians leading the way as well as one of The Alliance’s in-network providers, Monroe Clinic. Monroe Clinic was recognized for achieving reductions greater than 20 percent in five of their six priority areas, including antibiotic use and headache imaging.

The Alliance is also highlighted in the report for our efforts in helping spread the campaign to as many employers and consumers as possible. One Alliance member, Aqua-Aerobic Systems in Illinois, has seen a great benefit from distributing the Consumer Reports 5 Questions wallet cards to each employee. Read more on page 19.

If you would like to learn more about Choosing Wisely and its efforts, visit their website at www.choosingwisely.org or view their special report here.

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