V-BID Center Update: Late September 2022

Tradeoffs Podcast Addresses Cancer Coverage, Low-Value Care Briefing

V-BID Interns2022-09-29T18:28:16+05:00September 29th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: Tradeoffs Addresses Lack of Coverage for Cancer Screening Follow-up Care

This week’s episode of Tradeoffs, a national podcast addressing America's toughest health policy challenges, focuses on the problem of lack of coverage for follow up testing after positive initial cancer screening.

V-BID Interns2022-09-29T05:20:25+05:00September 24th, 2022|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: September 2022

VBID included in IRA; Court Rules on ACA Preventive Care Mandate

V-BID Interns2022-09-14T23:10:08+05:00September 9th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Includes Several V-BID Elements

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Includes Several V-BID Elements The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which passed the Senate on August 7th, includes several V-BID related items, notably: Caps Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket costs at $2,000 per year, with the option to break that amount into affordable monthly payments Covers adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices under Medicare Part D without cost-sharing Amends the Internal Revenue Code to create a safe-harbor allowing Health Savings Account-eligible plans to cover insulin prior to meeting the plan deductible Caps Medicare patients’ out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month Since its launch in 2005, the V-BID Center has undertaken research and advocacy efforts supporting policies — such as those included in the Inflation Reduction Act — that reduce out-of-pocket costs for essential medical services for millions of Americans, leading to improved patient-centered outcomes, enhanced equity, and increased efficiency of medical [...]

V-BID Interns2022-08-10T01:14:42+05:00August 9th, 2022|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: Late July 2022

Grand Rounds: Removing Cost-Sharing for Cancer Screening; United Eliminates Cost-Sharing for LifeSaving Drugs

V-BID Interns2022-07-28T23:49:11+05:00July 28th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: July 2022

CMS Proposes Eliminating Cost-Sharing for Colonoscopy after Positive Test

V-BID Interns2022-07-14T04:16:42+05:00July 14th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: CMS Proposes to Waive Cost-Sharing for Colonoscopy After Positive At-Home Colorectal Cancer Screening Test

In a July 7 press release, CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Expand Access to High-Quality Care”, CMS proposed that a follow-up colonoscopy to an at-home test be considered a preventive service, which means that cost sharing would be waived for people with Medicare.

V-BID Interns2022-07-28T00:32:34+05:00July 8th, 2022|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: June 2022

Coverage Gap for Cancer Screening Follow-Up Care

V-BID Interns2022-06-30T20:46:03+05:00June 30th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: June 2022

California V-BID Plan Improves Engagement and Quality at No Added Cost

V-BID Interns2022-06-14T20:27:39+05:00June 14th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: Media Attention, New Publication Highlights Coverage Gap for Cancer Screening Follow-Up Care

This week, national media stories and a new JAMA Network Open publication bring attention to the problem of cost-related barriers for follow-up evaluations for post-initial cancer screening, as well as the clinical and economic benefits of policies that remove these impediments.

V-BID Interns2022-06-15T00:08:45+05:00June 14th, 2022|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: Late May 2022

Reducing Low-Value Care: New Report from 4 State APCDs

V-BID Interns2022-05-20T01:24:53+05:00May 20th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: May 2022

Video: Enhancing Equity by Reducing Low-Value Care, White House Prioritizes Medical Debt Relief

V-BID Interns2022-05-05T21:29:14+05:00May 5th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: April 2022

Watch 2022 V-BID Summit; Addressing Health Equity

V-BID Interns2022-04-19T02:15:25+05:00April 19th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: March 2022

One week to Register for V-BID Summit; CMS Launches Equity Initiative

V-BID Interns2022-03-15T21:21:19+05:00March 15th, 2022|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: Late February 2022

2022 Virtual Summit; Removing Barriers to Cancer Screening

V-BID Interns2022-03-08T23:48:18+05:00March 8th, 2022|Center Updates, News|
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