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Thursday, October 29, 2020: Virtual Roundtable with CMS Administrator Seema Verma

On Thursday, October 29th, at 10:45 am EDT, the V-BID Center will host a virtual roundtable with CMS Administrator Seema Verma and invited panelists to discuss initiatives designed to improve patient-centered outcomes and lower health care expenditures as part of the movement towards value-based care.

Vbidcenter2020-10-29T18:44:15+05:00October 28th, 2020|Events, News|

Wednesday, October 28, 2020: Community Oncology Alliance Payer Exchange Summit

On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, presented at the Community Oncology Alliance Payer Exchange Summit on Oncology Payment Reform, which brought stakeholders together to talk about what is and what is not working to achieve overall better cancer care with lower costs.

Vbidcenter2020-10-27T20:32:54+05:00October 27th, 2020|Events, Other Events|

Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing Hill Briefing

V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, presented at the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing Hill Briefing. During this event, leading voices in health policy discuss the importance of closing the loopholes that allow out-of-network providers and private equity-backed specialists to ‘balance bill’ patients during in-network care.

Vbidcenter2020-10-27T20:07:03+05:00October 22nd, 2020|Events, Other Events|

Tuesday, October 27, 2020: Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Think Tank

V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, presented at the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing Hill Briefing. During this event, leading voices in health policy discuss the importance of closing the loopholes that allow out-of-network providers and private equity-backed specialists to ‘balance bill’ patients during in-network care.

Vbidcenter2020-10-27T18:58:34+05:00October 21st, 2020|Events, Other Events, Uncategorized|

Thursday, October 15, 2020: 2nd Sichuan Health and Insurance Forum

V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, presented to the 2nd Sichuan Health Insurance Forum, hosted by the Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital (SAMSPH).

Vbidcenter2020-10-15T23:26:10+05:00October 15th, 2020|Events, Other Events|

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020: NAHDO Annual Conference

On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, presented virtually at the National Association of Health Data Organization (NAHDO) 35th Annual Conference: Building a Bridge Between Data and Policy.

Vbidcenter2020-08-18T19:04:46+05:00August 18th, 2020|Events, Other Events|

Wednesday, July 15th: National Clinician Scholars Program Lecture

National Clinician Scholars Program Enhancing Access & Affordability to Essential Clinical Services On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, 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. His presentation, entitled, "Enhancing Access & Affordability to Essential Clinical Services", is available below. Dr. Fendrick's Presentation

Vbidcenter2020-07-15T18:16:26+05:00July 15th, 2020|Events, Other Events|

Precision Patient Assistance Programs to Enhance Access to Clinically Indicated Therapies: Right Drug, Right Time, Right Cost-Share

Precision Patient Assistance Programs to Enhance Access to Clinically Indicated Therapies: Right Drug, Right Time, Right Cost-Share Cost-Sharing and its Consequences Consumer cost-sharing for medical care and medications is high and getting higher.  The average deductible for employer-sponsored single coverage increased by more than 250% between 2006 and 2016, and is now nearly $1,500.1  Even after any applicable deductible has been satisfied, patients are often liable for high copayments and coinsurance.  The average copay or coinsurance for a fourth-tier drug in employer-sponsored coverage was $102 in 2016.  In 2016, more than 25% of Medicare beneficiaries spent 20% or more of their income on out-of-pocket health care costs,2 with a significant share of this spending devoted to coinsurance of 25-33% for specialty medications.  Most Medicare Part D beneficiaries taking a single specialty drug will pay no less than $2,000 over the course of one year[a].3  For Medicare Part [...]

Vbidcenter2020-06-12T19:48:53+05:00June 12th, 2020|Briefs|

Friday, April 10, 2020: University of Michigan Medicine Grand Rounds

On April 10, 2020 at 12PM EDT, the V-BID Center's A. Mark Fendrick will virtually present at the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds.

Vbidcenter2020-04-13T23:47:01+05:00April 10th, 2020|Events, Other Events|

BREAKING NEWS: IRS Responds to COVID-19 by Eliminating Cost-Sharing for Screening, Testing, and Vaccination

Breaking News: On March 11, 2020 IRS issued guidance (Notice 2020-15, High Deductible Health Plans and Expenses Related to COVID-19) confirming that health plans and employers may reduce or eliminate cost-sharing for COVID-19 screening, treatment, and vaccination, including for Americans enrolled in high-deductible health plans coupled with Health Savings Accounts.

Vbidcenter2020-04-01T19:42:53+05:00March 12th, 2020|News, Press Releases|

Thursday, March 12, 2020: The Institute of Continuing Legal Education

On March 12, 2020, the V-BID Center's A. Mark Fendrick presented at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) in Plymouth, MI.

Vbidcenter2020-03-02T23:54:02+05:00March 2nd, 2020|Other Events|

Thursday, February 20, 2020: Health Resources & Services Administration

On February 20, 2020, the V-BID Center's A. Mark Fendrick presented the V-BID model to the Health Resources and Services Administration's Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages.

Vbidcenter2020-02-14T02:05:25+05:00February 13th, 2020|Events, Other Events|

Thursday, February 13, 2020: National Academy of Medicine

On February 13, 2020, the V-BID Center's A. Mark Fendrick presented at The National Academy of Medicine's Value Incentives & Systems Action Collaborative. His session identifies V-BID X as the template to guide organizations interested in incorporating cost-neutral, value-based principles into their plan benefit design.

Vbidcenter2020-02-12T19:20:24+05:00February 11th, 2020|Events, Other Events|