V-BID Included in Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations
On July 8th, the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force released a document detailing recommendations for key issues which specifically mentioned value-based insurance design in its health care vision. This development builds upon the strong bipartisan support of V-BID implementation including the Affordable Care Act and COVID-19 legislation.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Could Mean High Out-Of-Pocket Medical Costs for Many Americans
How Can COVID-19 Refocus Our Health Care System Towards Value and Crisis Preparedness?
Leaders of the Research Consortium for Health Care Value Assessment released a blog post presenting questions the health system and public policy must grapple with in the wake of the pandemic. The authors pledge to collaborate on answering these questions to ensure health care dollars are spent wisely moving forward.
COVID-19 Pandemic: An Opportunity to Reduce and Eliminate Low-Value Practices in Oncology?
COVID-19 Effects on Care Volumes: What They Might Mean and How We Might Respond
Predeductible Coverage of Cardiovascular Medications Safeguard Patients in HDHPs; Enhanced Access to Essential Services Needed Following COVID-19
Wharam and colleagues report that patients enrolled in HDHPs that covered cardioprotective medications on a predeductible basis did not experience increased rates of adverse events. V-BID Center Director Mark Fendrick writes that as the COVID-19 pandemic imparts added financial stress, public and private payers should redesign their benefit packages to cover essential services more generously and implement reforms that prevent the resurgence of low-value care.
Use of Health Savings Accounts Among US Adults Enrolled in High-Deductible Health Plans
The results of a national survey indicate that few adults in high-deductible health plans are using health savings accounts to save for health care. Employers, health plans, and health systems should encourage health savings account uptake and use in addition to adopting clinically nuanced HDHP benefit designs.
Association Between High Deductible Health Plans and Disparities in Access to Care Among Cancer Survivors
Massachusetts Health Policy Commission: Prescription Drug Coupon Study
The Effect of Increased Cost-Sharing on Low-Value Service Use
Prices and Cost-Sharing For Psychotherapy In-Network Versus Out-of-Network in the United States
New Study: People with Medicare Supplement Coverage are Two Times Less Likely to Have Problems Paying Medical Bills
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