Thursday, October 2, 2014, Washington, DC.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a request for information to innovate Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP), Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD), Medicaid managed care plans (Medicaid plans), Medigap plans, and Retiree Supplemental health plans.  Specifically, CMS requests information on innovations in:

●   Plan design, including but not limited to value-based insurance design

●   Care delivery;

●   Beneficiary and provider incentives and engagement;

●   Network design.

This request coincides with the recent introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to authorize a V-BID demonstration project in Medicare Advantage.  

The full request for information, comment submission instructions, and related materials are available on the Health Plan Innovation Initiatives web page.  

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm EST on November 03, 2014.  The V-BID Center would be happy to collaborate with interested stakeholders in their response to the RFI.