On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the V-BID Center held its annual summit.
20 Years of impact V-BID Policy Achievements To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first V-BID publication, we have highlighted key V-BID policy developments over the last two decades. Scroll through the following list to see how V-BID policies have improved quality, enhanced patient experience, and promoted cost-containment. View the Summit Webpage Sections 2713 and 4105 of the Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires that health plans must provide coverage for specified evidence-based and preventive services without a copay or contribution toward a deductible. The Secretary of Health and Human Services was also given the authority to develop guidelines allowing employers and health insurers to utilize V-BID. Read More March 2010 CMS Final Rule 2334-F CMS finalizes rules giving state Medicaid programs greater flexibility to vary enrollee cost-sharing, allowing the possibility to implement a clinically nuanced cost-sharing model. Read More January 2014 CMS Announces [...]
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.
On March 10, 2021, leaders from across the country and the health care spectrum came together to discuss strategies for tackling some of the industry’s most relevant challenges.
2021 V-BID Summit Sponsorship Opportunities The V-BID Center is accepting sponsorship inquiries for 2021. Center support includes sponsorship of the annual V-BID Summit, which be held on March 10, 2021. Based on the advice of public health experts, this invitation-only convening will be held virtually. All donations/sponsorships will be gratefully accepted, including amounts lower and higher than those listed below. Special consideration will be given to non-profit organizations. For more information, please contact Susan Lynne Oesterle at 734-615-9635 or firstname.lastname@example.org. silver $20,000 10 invitations to the virtual V-BID Summit Logo featured on conference website gold $30,000 15 invitations to the virtual V-BID Summit Logo featured on conference website Pre-release access to V-BID Center resources Platinum $50,000 30 invitations to the virtual V-BID Summit Logo prominently featured on conference website Pre-release access to V-BID Center resources Invitation to National Advisory Board Meeting
V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, presented at the Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing Hill Briefing. During this event, leading voices in health policy discuss the importance of closing the loopholes that allow out-of-network providers and private equity-backed specialists to ‘balance bill’ patients during in-network care.
On Monday, October 26, 2020, V-BID Center director, A. Mark Fendrick, will present to the students of University of Michigan School of Public Health HMP 610: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health.
Please join us for a no-cost, interactive webinar that will address how the pandemic has created a rare opportunity enhance the efficiency of medical expenditures through payment reform, benefit design, and policy initiatives.
On March 25, 2020, leaders from across the country and the health care spectrum came together to discuss strategies for tackling some of the industry’s most relevant challenges at our virtual 15th anniversary Summit.
External Resources & Links: Health Savings Account-Eligible High-Deductible Health Plans Expand the health savings account 'safe harbor' to reduce health costsThe Hill - A. Mark Fendrick, MD Full Article Precision Benefit Design - Using "Smarter" Deductibles to Better Engage Consumers and Mitigate Cost-Related NonadherenceJAMA - A. Mark Fendrick, MD & Michael E. Chernew, PhD Full Article General: HSA-HDHPs Value-Based Insurance Design Benefit Offsets Reductions In Medication Adherence Associated With Switch To Deductible Plan Health Affairs - Mary E. Reed, E. Margaret Warton, Eileen Kim, Matthew D. Solomon, and Andrew J. Karter Full Article Republicans Want You in a Health Savings Account. So Now What?The New York Times - Ron Lieber Full Article With a High Deductible, Even a Doctor Can Shortchange His HealthThe Washington Post - Dan Gorenstein Full Article Health Savings Accounts Are Back In The Policy SpotlightNPR - Julie Appleby Full Article Trump Plan To Increase [...]
Media Coverage on IRS HSA Guidance Treasury Expands Health Savings Account Benefits for Individuals Suffering from Chronic Conditions U.S. Department of the Treasury Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury expanded preventive care benefits that may be provided by high deductible heath plans (HDHPs) for a range of chronic conditions. Full Article Thune, Carper Applaud Release of Updated Treasury Guidance to Ensure Access to Critical Services and Drugs for Chronic Diseases U.S. Senators Thune and Carper Joint Press Release U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today applauded the U.S. Department of Treasury for expanding its preventive services safe harbor for health savings account-eligible high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to cover certain chronic disease services and drugs on a pre-deductible basis. Full Article Trump Administration Moves to Shift Patients' Chronic Illness Costs to Insurers Wall Street Journal, Stephanie Armour Millions of Americans in high-deductible health plans [...]
S. 3200 – Chronic Disease Management Act of 2020 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit high deductible health plans to provide chronic disease prevention services to plan enrollees prior to satisfying their plan deductible. Full Text Summary Press Release S. 1948 – Chronic Disease Management Act of 2019 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit high deductible health plans to provide chronic disease prevention services to plan enrollees prior to satisfying their plan deductible. Full Text Summary Press Release S. 2410 and H.R. 4978 – Chronic Disease Management Act of 2018 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit high deductible health plans to provide chronic disease prevention services to plan enrollees prior to satisfying their plan deductible. Full Text Summary Press Release H.R. 5652 – Access to Better Care Act of [...]
Tuesday, March 12, 2019Jack Roth Stadium Club at "The Big House"5:00-6:00 pm | Stadium Tours Available5:30-7:00 pm | Welcome Reception7:00-8:30 pm | Dinner Wednesday, March 13, 2019Jack Roth Stadium Club at "The Big House"7:30-8:15 am | Continental Breakfast8:15-8:30 am | Welcome & Opening Remarks8:30-10:00 am | Session 1: Expanded Role of V-BID in Medicare Advantage and Commercial PlansSpeakers:Mark Atalla, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Melanie Egorin, U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Stephen Parente, University of MinnesotaModerator: Cliff Goodman, Lewin Group 10:00-10:15 am | Break10:15-11:45 am | Session 2: Removing Low-Value Services to Create 'Headroom' for High-Value CareSpeakers:Daniel Carey, Commonwealth of Virginia Gwen Darien, National Patient Advocate Foundation John Keats, Cigna Moderator: Cliff Goodman, Lewin Group 11:45 am-1:00 pm | Networking Lunch/Break12:00 - 12:45 pm | Stadium Tours Available1:00 pm-2:30 pm | Session 3: Innovative Approaches to Finance High-Cost, High-Value ServicesSpeakers:Daniel Klein, Patient Access Network Ted Okon, Community Oncology Alliance Moderator: Cliff Goodman, Lewin Group 2:30-2:45 pm | Break2:45-4:15 pm | Session 4: V-BID X: A Novel Plan Design to Lower Premiums [...]
The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID Center) is an advocate for development, implementation, and evaluation of clinically nuanced health benefit plans and payment models. Since its inception in 2005, the V-BID Center has been actively engaged in understanding the impact of consumer engagement initiatives on health outcomes. Through collaboration with employers, consumer advocates, health plans, policy leaders, and academics, the Center hopes to improve clinical outcomes and enhance economic efficiency of the U.S. health care system. Director's Message Dear Friends, As I reflect back on the past two years, the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) has experienced many challenges and triumphs. With that, I am excited to see the progress we have made in shifting the U.S. health care system from one of volume to one of value, and am confident that our progress will be sustained. The year [...]
2020 V-BID Summit Sponsorship Opportunities The 2020 V-BID Summit will be held as a two-day event at the University of Michigan on March 24/25.The Summit invites stakeholders to engage in a highly interactive all-day discussion to address the opportunities and challenges that arise from the conceptual design to the implementation of clinically nuanced payment reform and benefit design strategies across some of today’s most relevant and challenging health care topics. Find agenda here.All donations/sponsorships will be gratefully accepted, including amounts lower and higher than those listed below. Special consideration will be given to non-profit organizations. For more information, please contact Susan Lynne Oesterle at 734-615-9635 or email@example.com. silver $20,000 Two invitations to the 15th Anniversary Summit Recognition in event program Logo featured on event website Logo featured on event signage gold $30,000 Four invitations to the 15th Anniversary Summit Half-page recognition in event program Logo featured on [...]