Press Releases

Press Release: Bipartisan Senate Proposal calls for Expanded Role for V-BID in Medicare Program

October 31st, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

Thursday, October 27, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-UT, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-OR, along with Senators Johnny Isakson, R-GA, and Mark […]

Press Release: One size should not fit all when it comes to our out-of-pocket health care costs

October 31st, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

Ann Arbor, MI -- If you've tried to see a doctor, fill a prescription or get a diagnostic test lately, you've probably had to pay more out of your own pocket than you would have even a few years ago. Most insurance plans have increased [...]

Press Release: Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model Expansion

October 7th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is announcing refinements to the design of the second year of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID) model.

Press Release: NPR/WSJ Reports Highlight Need for HSA-HDHP Reform

September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

Increasing enrollment in high-deductible health plans paired with a health savings account (HSA-HDHP) is changing the health insurance landscape. 

As outlined by the U.S. Treasury […]

Press Release: Health Affairs Blog Post on Low-Value Care

September 21st, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

On September 20, 2016, the Health Affairs Blog published a post that highlights the importance of reducing low-value health care in the United States.

Press Release: A ‘Dynamic’ Approach to Consumer Cost-Sharing for Prescription Drugs

September 14th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

Access to prescription drugs is a hot-button health care issue.  Committing to policies that encourage lower cost, first-line drugs — while ensuring access to […]

CMS Expands Medicare Advantage V-BID Model; White Paper Supports Financial Feasibility

August 18th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

On August 10, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation announced changes to the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA-VBID) model.

The MA-VBID model […]

ACP Position Paper Recommends V-BID to Reduce Consumer Cost-Sharing Burden

July 13th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

Washington, July 13, 2016 – According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), consumer cost-sharing, particularly deductibles, may cause patients to forgo or delay care, […]

Press Release: Bipartisan “Access to Better Care Act” Introduced to House of Representatives

July 7th, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases

 

Washington, D.C.– Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced H.R. 5652 “Access to Better Care Act of 2016.”  This bill provides high deductible health plans […]

Press Release: GOP Health Plan Calls for Expanded Role for V-BID

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: News, Press Releases, Uncategorized

Today, the House Republicans released their Report from the Health Care Reform Task Force, a white paper outlining a number of policy proposals they believe […]