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Low Value Care in Colorado

March 2020


Consumers, Researchers


Utilization, Cost, Quality, Health, Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare


This report summarizes results for 48 measures of low value care evaluated from 2015 through 2017 for 4.1M insured Coloradans (over 70% of insured lives) covered by commercial health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS). The report identifies overall frequency and spending related to low value care in the state of Colorado, highlights the specific measures that account for the majority of spend, and provides breakouts by insurance payer and geographic region. It also offers recommendations on how Colorado stakeholders might address low value care using lessons learned from other states and discusses next steps for future analyses for targeted interventions.