Activity ID



August 21, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Medical Association


Increasing administrative responsibilities due to regulatory pressures and evolving payment and care-delivery models reduce the amount of time physicians spend delivering direct patient care. When both physicians and patients understand how to make wise treatment decisionssuch as choosing care that is supported by evidence, is not duplicative, has the lowest possible risk for harm, and is truly necessarypatient care and physician satisfaction will improve. When patients are informed about how tests, treatments, and procedures are selected and involving them in the decision-making process of their care, patients can feel more satisfied. In turn, physicians will also be more satisfied when they are able to make treatment decisions for patients that they believe are best rather than those that will protect them from malpractice claims. As the nation increasingly focuses on ways to provide safer, higher-quality care to patients, the overuse of health care resources is an issue of considerable concern. As much as 30 percent of care delivered is duplicative or unnecessary and has limited health benefit. Choosing Wisely® is a campaign that aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients to choose care that is supported by evidence, is not duplicative, has the lowest possible risk for harm, and is truly necessary. This module will provide the steps needed to understand how to incorporate Choosing Wisely® into the practice in an effort to improve patient care.

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Educational Objectives

Explain how the selection of evidence-supported treatment improves patient care
Describe how to select evidence-supported treatment using Choosing Wisely lists
Discuss how to implement Choosing Wisely within their practice
Identify ways to use Choosing Wisely data to improve performance


Choosing Wisely


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

MIPS Approved

This activity qualifies for the CMS Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), where you can earn a performance-based payment adjustment to your Medicare payment

Physician Well-being activity

Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban

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