Working Paper: The Health Costs of Cost-Sharing
Trends in Low-Value Health Service Use and Spending in the U.S. Medicare Fee-for-Service Program, 2014-2018
Annual Out-Of-Pocket Spending Clusters Within Short Time Intervals: Implications for Health Care Affordability
Upcoming Virtual V-BID Summit 2021: 20 Years of Impact & Innovation
Recent Webinar: V-BID Opportunities for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management
Recent Webinar: Successfully Navigating the Value-Based Insurance Design Model
Emergency Preparedness Lessons for Employers from COVID-19
An emergency preparedness guide released by the Northeast Business Group on Health recommends that employers invest in V-BID principles to strengthen their COVID-19 response and prepare for a future pandemic situation. The incorporation of value-based principles in plan designs, as demonstrated with the V-BID X health plan, can encourage employees to seek appropriate care and address emergent needs in a public health emergency.
2021 Medication Access Report: Barriers to Care and Supporting Patients
The CoverMyMeds 2021 Medication Access Report demonstrates that more than one in three patients said they went without treatment or medications to pay for bills and basic needs. Aligning out-of-pocket costs with the value of health services can potentially enhance patient-centered outcomes while reducing the harm associated with high cost-sharing.
Ambiguous Genetic Test Results Can Be Unsettling, Lead to Needless Surgeries
Doctors are increasingly testing people’s genes for signs of hereditary risks for cancer. However, these tests can unsettle patients if an inconclusive result is obtained, and may lead doctors to inappropriately recommend surgery. In 2019, the USPSTF released clinically-nuanced recommendations for genetic counseling and testing for BRCA gene mutations, which discourage the use of these services for women without a family history of BRCA-related cancers.
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