Press Release: Michael Chernew Appointed MedPAC Chair

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.

V-BID Interns2020-05-21T22:57:12+05:00May 21st, 2020|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: V-BID included in CMS final payment rule, COVID-19 legislation

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from late April through mid-May.

V-BID Interns2020-05-20T23:49:28+05:00May 20th, 2020|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: V-BID Principles Continue to be Included in COVID-19 Relief

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from early to late April.

V-BID Interns2020-04-29T22:36:52+05:00April 29th, 2020|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: V-BID Principles Included In Federal COVID Relief

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from early March to early April.

V-BID Interns2020-04-02T01:04:55+05:00April 1st, 2020|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Eliminates Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Testing

Wasington, DC -- On Wednesday, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201) into law.  Among other stipulations, this legislation eliminates cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing.

V-BID Interns2020-04-01T19:40:21+05:00March 20th, 2020|News, Press Releases|

BREAKING NEWS: New CMS Model Dramatically Reduces Insulin-Related Out-of-Pocket Costs

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a new model, Part D Senior Savings, dramatically reducing insulin-related out-of-pocket costs for 3 million Medicare beneficiaries.

V-BID Interns2020-05-08T02:23:35+05:00March 12th, 2020|News, Press Releases|

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|

V-BID Center Update: Health Plans Waive Cost Sharing on COVID-19 Testing, Universal HCV Screening, and More

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from the end of mid-February to early March.

V-BID Interns2020-03-11T23:40:41+05:00March 11th, 2020|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Late Winter 2020 Update: HHS Proposed Rule Includes Broad Support for V-BID & More

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from the end of January to mid-February.

V-BID Interns2020-03-18T19:47:07+05:00February 19th, 2020|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: HHS Proposed Rule Offers Support for V-BID X Health Plans

In the proposed 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters rule, released on January 31, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared broad support for the inclusion of V-BID principles in marketplace health plans.

V-BID Interns2020-05-13T00:25:06+05:00February 4th, 2020|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Midwinter 2020 Update: Our 2019 Year In Review, HSA-HDHP Legislation & More

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from mid-December, 2019 through the end of January, 2020.

V-BID Interns2020-02-03T23:39:01+05:00February 3rd, 2020|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Principles Save Diabetics Over $1K

This week, the cost-saving principles of V-BID have made headlines. Fortune Magazine highlights how the V-BID Center‘s successes in policy enable high-deductible insurance plans to cover the cost of essential services. Reuters News reports on how CVS is putting V-BID principles into practice with the launch of a new program.

Vbidcenter2020-02-20T02:06:24+05:00January 30th, 2020|News, Press Releases|

IlluminateHR Podcast Features V-BID Center founder, Dr. A Mark Fendrick

This week’s episode of IlluminateHR, an engaging Human Resources podcast, features the innovative concept that is value-based insurance design.

Vbidcenter2020-02-20T02:06:52+05:00January 20th, 2020|News, Press Releases|

Press Release: Chronic Disease Management Act of 2020 Introduced in Senate

January 15, 2020-- Today, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tom Carper (D-DE), re-introduced the Chronic Disease Management Act in the United States Senate. Co-sponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Martha McSally (R-AZ), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Tina Smith (D-MN), this bill builds upon its previous version (S. 1948) and includes criteria from the 2019 IRS guidance and further increases the flexibility of HSA-HDHPs to cover chronic disease services on pre-deductible basis.

Vbidcenter2020-01-23T23:55:49+05:00January 17th, 2020|Press Releases|

Breaking: MA V-BID Enrollment Tripled for 2020 & New Opportunities for 2021

December 19, 2019 – Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced strong participation in the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design (MA V-BID) model and released information on Medicare hospice benefits in CY 2021.

V-BID Interns2020-01-17T20:50:51+05:00December 19th, 2019|News, Press Releases|