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 Interns2021-10-04T20:05:23+05:00October 1st, 2021|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: V-BID Included in CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

This update features policy developments, literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout July 2021 and early August 2021.

V-BID Interns2021-08-04T01:46:22+05:00August 4th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: V-BID Elements Adopted to Achieve Equity in Health Insurance Coverage

In July 2021, the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (DCHBX) voted to adopt key recommendations from its Social Justice and Health Disparities Working Group which aim to expand access to providers and health systems, eliminate health outcome disparities, and ensure equitable treatment in health care settings and delivery of health care services for communities of color.

V-BID Interns2021-07-31T02:20:40+05:00July 31st, 2021|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: New Paper – Cost-Sharing Elimination Increases Use of Preventive Care

This update features policy developments, literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout June 2021.

V-BID Interns2021-07-01T04:48:58+05:00July 1st, 2021|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: Bipartisan Chronic Disease Management Act Reintroduced in Senate

This update features policy developments, literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout late April and early May 2021.

V-BID Interns2021-09-02T00:11:03+05:00May 29th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: Chronic Disease Management Act of 2021 Introduced in Senate

On April 28, 2021, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tom Carper (D-DE), re-introduced the Chronic Disease Management Act in the United States Senate. This bill builds upon its previous versions and includes criteria from the 2019 IRS guidance to further increase the flexibility of HSA-HDHPs to cover chronic disease services on pre-deductible basis.

V-BID Interns2021-07-06T21:54:05+05:00April 29th, 2021|News, Press Releases|

Payer Actions to Reduce Low-Value Care

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, presented at the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Carrier Conference, co-hosted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

Vbidcenter2021-05-19T23:19:08+05:00April 21st, 2021|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Update: Insurers Re-Instating Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Care; Lawsuit Against ACA Preventive Service Provisions

This update features literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout late March and early April 2021.

V-BID Interns2021-05-29T01:34:48+05:00April 14th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: Recording Available for 2021 Virtual V-BID Summit; USPSTF Expands Recommendations for Free Lung Cancer Screenings

This update features policy developments, literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout March.

V-BID Interns2021-03-18T20:11:13+05:00March 18th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: Complimentary Registration to 2021 Summit; New CMS Guidance on V-BID Principles for COVID Vaccine and Testing

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout the end of February and early March 2021.

V-BID Interns2021-03-17T19:25:55+05:00March 8th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: Cost-Sharing Deters Appropriate Care, Increases Mortality; 2021 V-BID Center Virtual Summit

This update features recent literature items, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout February.

V-BID Interns2021-02-18T20:42:38+05:00February 18th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Update: Significant Uptake of IRS Rule Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage of Chronic Disease Services

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives throughout the end of January and early February 2021.

V-BID Interns2021-02-04T22:28:47+05:00February 4th, 2021|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: Significant Uptake of IRS Rule Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage of Chronic Disease Services

The 2020 Kaiser Family Foundation Survey of Employer Health Benefits reported significant uptake of a 2019 federal rule that expanded the number of clinical services that may be covered before enrollees meet their plan deductibles.

V-BID Interns2021-02-04T20:52:52+05:00February 4th, 2021|News, Press Releases, Uncategorized|
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