Increasing health care value through conversation
The Lehigh Valley Phsycian Hospital Organization (LVPHO)/Valley Preferred, Choosing Wisely®, and Ask-Five Videos
What is the Valley Preferred?
Our mission, led by physicians, is providing optimum care for patients at an affordable cost. Valley Preferred is a preferred provider organization with 1,300+ physician members, one of the largest in Pennsylvania, and is affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network. Acting in accordance with insights gained from health care analytics through LVHN subsidiary Populytics, Inc., Valley Preferred encompasses evidence-based practices and insurer-provider collaboration into its high-value health care model.
Valley Preferred and Choosing Wisely®
Visits to the doctor always go more smoothly when physicians and patients have a good relationship. The national Choosing Wisely® program promotes conversations between patients and its providers, and aims at reducing wasteful spending, which has reached 1 in 3 health care dollars according to Consumer Reports. Valley Preferred is an enthusiastic Choosing Wisely partner and is committed to its guidelines: care that is supported by evidence, not duplicative of what’s already been done, free from harm, and truly necessary.
Ask-Five Video Series
We’ve made it easy to learn more about Choosing Wisely and how it can help patients. The Ask-Five video series spotlights five commonly asked questions on topics of interest to patients with answers that align with Choosing Wisely principles. Two videos are available now.
Visit Ask-Five.com to learn more about the important conversations you might have with your patients!