The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) hosts a daylong meeting of national leaders from across the health care spectrum to guide discussions on a number of topics.
Incremental Steps Helpful but Not Enough to End Underinsurance Issue, Panelists SayApril 7th 2022
Without addressing rising costs, the problem of underinsurance in health care coverage will remain, said panelists at the 2022 V-BID Summit, discussing some of the smaller steps that are being proposed or are already in place to try to ease the financial burden.
Increasing Health Equity to Reduce Disparities in Value-Based CareApril 7th 2022
At the 2022 V-BID Summit, hosted by the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan, representatives of CMS and the Commonwealth Fund gave an update on the efforts to monitor, evaluate, and improve health equity in the United States.
VBID Can Be a Tool to Address Health Care Affordability Concerns of ConsumersMarch 17th 2021
A panel of experts provided consumer insights into value-based insurance design (VBID) and how the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed consumer behaviors in a way that VBID may be able to address as the country emerges from the pandemic.
20 Years of VBID Policy Achievements and How to Continue ProgressMarch 14th 2021
A panel of policy experts, including employees of the previous 2 administrations and a former lobbyist for health plans, discusses achievements of value-based insurance design and how to take the concept to the next level.
Creating a New Way to Implement VBID Principles in Exchange Health PlansMarch 19th 2019
Value-based insurance design (VBID) aligns patient cost sharing with the value of clinical services, so that patients pay less for high-value services and more for unnecessary, low-value services. While there has been increased interest in VBID, with CMS expanding the VBID demonstration in Medicare Advantage to all 50 states, the situation on the state exchanges is different: The plan has to be cost neutral, so in order to remove cost sharing for high-value services, cost sharing has to increase for other, low-value services.
The Necessity of Addressing Cost Burden on PatientsMarch 17th 2019
While the high price of drugs is an issue, what is really important is the actual cost patients are faced with at the pharmacy counter, said Ted Okon, executive director of the Community Oncology Alliance, and Daniel Klein, president and executive director of the Patient Access Network Foundation, at the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), V-BID Summit.
Reducing Low-Value Care May Mean Tough Conversations With StakeholdersMarch 14th 2019
The concept of value is a well-known topic among health policy experts, the payer community, and policy makers, but patients do not necessarily have the same idea of what value means. When discussions about removing low-value care from the system to save money come up, patients might get the wrong idea of what is going on and why.
New Statewide Pilot in Virginia Aims to Reduce Low-Value Care, Decrease Costs and Patient HarmMarch 13th 2019
The Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) is receiving a $2.2 million grant from Arnold Ventures to launch a 3-year statewide pilot to reduce the use of low-value care in the state of Virginia.
The Challenge of Addressing Low-Value Care Once It's IdentifiedMarch 19th 2018
Panelists discussed low-value care, unnecessary services, and what can be done to address overuse in healthcare during a panel at the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design’s (V-BID) annual V-BID Summit on March 14.
How Public Payers Are Adopting VBID Principles Despite ConstraintsMarch 18th 2018
During a session on expanding the role of value-based insurance design (VBID) in public insurance at the University of Michigan V-BID Center’s annual V-BID Summit on March 14, panelists representing 3 different payers shared how they have seen value-based principles take hold in their plans and their predictions for the future.
Aligning Around Value: Challenges With Quality Measures and Implementing Clinical NuanceMarch 16th 2018
Panelists Kavita Patel, MD, Brookings Institute; Michael E. Chernew, PhD, Harvard Medical School; and Katy Spangler, Spangler Strategies discussed implementing the value-based insurance design concept in health policy and payment models, challenges with quality measurements, the role of employers in value-based care, and more at the VBID Summit, held March 14 by the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design.
Path to a Smarter High-Deductible Plan Includes Flexibility, Disruptive InnovationMarch 15th 2018
Panelists brought diverse viewpoints to a discussion on creating a smarter high-deductible health plan at a session during the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID)’s annual V-BID Summit on March 14, 2018, at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.