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 Interns2020-07-28T01:06:23+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|

V-BID Center in the News: December 2019

This December, the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design was featured in the publications of The Health Care Blog and Fierce Healthcare.

Vbidcenter2020-01-17T20:44:40+05:00December 17th, 2019|News|

Press Release: Tradeoffs, a New Health Policy Podcast, Features V-BID

This week’s episode of TradeOffs, a new national podcast that brings listeners engaging stories about our toughest health policy challenges, will highlight the V-BID story, from its conception at an Ann Arbor restaurant to major policy achievements in Washington, DC.

V-BID Interns2020-02-14T21:22:27+05:00December 11th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

V-BID Center Winter 2019 Update: Policies to Help Patients with High Deductibles & Other News

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

V-BID Interns2020-01-23T22:21:52+05:00December 10th, 2019|Center Updates, News|

V-BID Center Fall 2019 Update: Executive Order and Other News

This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives from July of 2019 through mid-October 2019.

V-BID Interns2020-01-27T08:52:52+05:00October 24th, 2019|Center Updates, News|

Press Release: US Treasury Announces HSA Guidance

July 17, 2019 — In response to a June Executive Order, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released Notice 2019-45, a guidance allowing HSA-HDHP plans the flexibility to cover specified medications and services used to treat chronic diseases prior to meeting the plan deductible.

V-BID Interns2019-10-30T18:16:31+05:00July 17th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Press Release: Chronic Disease Management Act of 2019 Introduced in Congress

Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tom Carper (D-DE), introduced the Chronic Disease Management Act of 2019 in the Senate (S. 1948), followed by the introduction of the companion bill in the House of Representatives (H.R. 3709) by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom Reed (R-NY).

V-BID Interns2020-01-23T22:14:26+05:00July 15th, 2019|News, Press Releases|