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Friday, November 15th: Ford School of Public Policy

On Friday, November 15th, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), spoke in Dr. Gail Wilensky's "Health Economics and U.S. Health Policy" graduate course at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.

V-BID Interns2020-01-09T15:42:43+05:00November 15th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Wednesday, November 13th: Medicare Advantage Summit

On Wednesday, November 13th, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), spoke at The Health Management Academy’s 2019 Medicare Advantage Summit.

V-BID Interns2020-01-09T15:51:03+05:00November 13th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Monday, November 11th: NAHPC Forum

On Monday, November 11th, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), spoke at the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions’ annual forum.

V-BID Interns2020-01-16T14:48:08+05:00November 11th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Related Articles: HSA-Eligible High-Deductible Health Plans

External Resources & Links: Health Savings Account-Eligible High-Deductible Health Plans Expand the health savings account 'safe harbor' to reduce health costsThe Hill - A. Mark Fendrick, MD Full Article Precision Benefit Design - Using "Smarter" Deductibles to Better Engage Consumers and Mitigate Cost-Related NonadherenceJAMA - A. Mark Fendrick, MD & Michael E. Chernew, PhD Full Article General: HSA-HDHPs Value-Based Insurance Design Benefit Offsets Reductions In Medication Adherence Associated With Switch To Deductible Plan Health Affairs - Mary E. Reed, E. Margaret Warton, Eileen Kim, Matthew D. Solomon, and Andrew J. Karter Full Article Republicans Want You in a Health Savings Account. So Now What?The New York Times - Ron Lieber Full Article With a High Deductible, Even a Doctor Can Shortchange His HealthThe Washington Post - Dan Gorenstein Full Article Health Savings Accounts Are Back In The Policy SpotlightNPR - Julie Appleby Full Article Trump Plan To Increase [...]

V-BID Interns2019-12-13T22:36:16+05:00October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

V-BID Center Fall 2019 Update: Executive Order and Other News

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from July of 2019 through mid-October 2019.

V-BID Interns2020-01-27T08:52:52+05:00October 24th, 2019|Center Updates, News|

Friday, October 4th: University of Vermont Tisdale Lecture

On Friday, October 4th, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), spoke at the University of Vermont Medical Center for the UVM Tisdale lecture series.

V-BID Interns2020-01-09T15:57:01+05:00October 4th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Friday, September 27th: 9th US-China Health Summit

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), spoke at the 9th US-China Health Summit on Building a Sustainable Health Care System in Boston, MA.

V-BID Interns2020-01-09T15:58:36+05:00September 26th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

The “Cadillac” Redesign: A Role for Clinical Nuance & V-BID: September 2019 Update

The High-Cost Plan Tax, or “Cadillac Tax” was established in Section 49801 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)1. Originally slated to be implemented in 2018, the tax has been twice delayed by Congressional action, most recently in January of 2018. Now scheduled to take effect in 2022, the excise tax will be levied on certain generous health plans.

V-BID Interns2020-01-07T15:27:40+05:00September 24th, 2019|Briefs|

Wednesday, September 11th: National Medical Association Professional Development Series

On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), spoke at the National Medical Association Professional Development Series at the Congressional Black Caucus, Inc. Annual Legislative Conference.

V-BID Interns2019-10-30T18:16:31+05:00September 11th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Tuesday, September 10th: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hypertension Control Planning Meeting

On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Hypertension Control Planning Meeting.

V-BID Interns2019-10-30T18:16:31+05:00September 10th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Monday, August 5th: National Clinician Scholars Program Lecture

On Monday, August 5th, 2019, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), gave a lecture to the University of Michigan IHPI National Clinician Scholars Program in Ann Arbor, MI.

V-BID Interns2019-10-30T18:16:31+05:00August 5th, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019: Trinity Heath PSPD Summit

On Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019, Dr. A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID), spoke at the Trinity Health PSPD Summit in Ypsilanti, MI.

V-BID Interns2020-01-07T14:53:04+05:00July 23rd, 2019|Events, Other Events|

Media Coverage for IRS HSA Guidance

Media Coverage on IRS HSA Guidance Treasury Expands Health Savings Account Benefits for Individuals Suffering from Chronic Conditions  U.S. Department of the Treasury Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury expanded preventive care benefits that may be provided by high deductible heath plans (HDHPs) for a range of chronic conditions. Full Article Thune, Carper Applaud Release of Updated Treasury Guidance to Ensure Access to Critical Services and Drugs for Chronic Diseases  U.S. Senators Thune and Carper Joint Press Release U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today applauded the U.S. Department of Treasury for expanding its preventive services safe harbor for health savings account-eligible high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to cover certain chronic disease services and drugs on a pre-deductible basis.Full Article Trump Administration Moves to Shift Patients' Chronic Illness Costs to Insurers  Wall Street Journal, Stephanie Armour Millions of Americans in high-deductible health [...]

V-BID Interns2019-10-30T18:16:31+05:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Press Release: US Treasury Announces HSA Guidance

July 17, 2019 — In response to a June Executive Order, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released Notice 2019-45, a guidance allowing HSA-HDHP plans the flexibility to cover specified medications and services used to treat chronic diseases prior to meeting the plan deductible.

V-BID Interns2019-10-30T18:16:31+05:00July 17th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Press Release: Chronic Disease Management Act of 2019 Introduced in Congress

Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tom Carper (D-DE), introduced the Chronic Disease Management Act of 2019 in the Senate (S. 1948), followed by the introduction of the companion bill in the House of Representatives (H.R. 3709) by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom Reed (R-NY).

V-BID Interns2020-01-23T22:14:26+05:00July 15th, 2019|News, Press Releases|