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Press Release: Biden Administration Guidance Reaffirms No Out-of-Pocket Costs for COVID Testing and Eliminates Cost-Sharing for Colonoscopy

The Biden Administration has released Frequently Asked Questions Part 51 regarding implementation of the ACA, FFCRA, Coronavirus Aid Relief, and CARES Act. The guidance reaffirmed no out-of-pocket costs for COVID testing as well as the elimination of cost-sharing for colonoscopies following a positive non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test.

V-BID Interns2022-01-15T00:34:01+05:00January 12th, 2022|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: December 2021

Build Back Better Act includes V-BID, New Equity Infographic

V-BID Interns2021-12-14T19:56:27+05:00December 14th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: VBID Elements in Build Back Better Act passed by House of Representatives

Build Back Better Act passed by House of RepresentativesIncludes V-BID Elements On November 19, 2021 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R.5376), which allocates funds to combat climate change, bolster the U.S. social safety net, and expand healthcare. The bill promotes elements of value-based insurance design (V-BID), including pre-deductible coverage and cost sharing cap of $35 month on selected insulin products (Sec. 27001), a $2,000/year cap and even monthly distribution of out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries (Sec. 139201 and 139202), and the removal of co-pays for vaccines under Medicare Part D as recommended by ACIP (Sec. 139402). Excerpts from the bill are included below.SEC. 27001. SEC. 726. REQUIREMENTS WITH RESPECT TO COST-SHARING FOR CERTAIN INSULIN PRODUCTS"(a) IN GENERAL.-- for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2023, a group health plan or health insurance issuer offering group health insurance coverage shall [...]

V-BID Interns2021-12-14T19:26:08+05:00December 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

V-BID Center Update: November 2021

Our November 2021 newsletter features policy developments, literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout November.

V-BID Interns2021-11-25T00:19:48+05:00November 25th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: Employers Increase Patient Access to Preventive Care for Chronic Conditions

New NPC-funded research by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) has found that many employers would like to further broaden pre-deductible coverage for medications and health services used to treat common chronic conditions.

V-BID Interns2021-10-15T23:42:14+05:00October 15th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: Enhancing Health Equity and the ACA Preventive Services Mandate

Our September 2021 newsletter features policy developments, literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout September.

V-BID Interns2021-10-25T09:29:37+05:00October 1st, 2021|Center Updates, News|

Thursday, September 30, 2021: Smarter Health Care Coalition & AHIP Panel Discussion on Chronic Disease Coverage

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, V-BID Center director, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, spoke at a chronic health care briefing, hosted by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Smarter Health Care Coalition (SHCC).

V-BID Interns2021-09-29T22:02:22+05:00September 29th, 2021|Events, Other Events|
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