Tradeoffs Podcast Addresses Cancer Coverage, Low-Value Care Briefing
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.
VBID included in IRA; Court Rules on ACA Preventive Care Mandate
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 [...]
Grand Rounds: Removing Cost-Sharing for Cancer Screening; United Eliminates Cost-Sharing for LifeSaving Drugs
CMS Proposes Eliminating Cost-Sharing for Colonoscopy after Positive Test
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.
Coverage Gap for Cancer Screening Follow-Up Care
California V-BID Plan Improves Engagement and Quality at No Added Cost
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.
Reducing Low-Value Care: New Report from 4 State APCDs
Video: Enhancing Equity by Reducing Low-Value Care, White House Prioritizes Medical Debt Relief
Watch 2022 V-BID Summit; Addressing Health Equity
One week to Register for V-BID Summit; CMS Launches Equity Initiative
2022 Virtual Summit; Removing Barriers to Cancer Screening