Stop the Bleeding: The Widespread Impact of Healthcare Waste

BHIThought Leadership

Almost $1 of every $3 spent in healthcare is wasted on services that have little or no clinical benefit, are potentially harmful, or are delivered in unnecessary high-cost settings. The potential to harm patients may stem directly from the risks of LVC, or indirectly from additional tests and procedures that contain risks and/or have little or no clinical benefit. Blue Health Intelligence (BHI) analyzed claims data of 20.5 million qualifying members and discovered nearly 9.3% (1.9 million) had received low-value care.