Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Signs Order Giving Flexibility to Medicaid Agency
In an effort to increase access to care during the current public health crisis, Northam signed Executive Order Fifty-Eight, which gives the Department of Medical Assistance Services the flexibility to make critical services available to people who need them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brief: Strategies for Incorporating Value-Based Insurance Design in Health Insurance Exchanges
Animated Video: Increasing Access to High-Value Care Through V-BID
COVID-19 Care is (Mostly) Free to Patients. Should Other Vital Care Be, Too?
In the face of a pandemic, health insurers, employers, and state and federal governments made drastic changes to their policies to ensure access to critical COVID-19 related care. In this article, Mark Fendrick, MD, argues that we should keep the momentum going for other forms of necessary care.
Opinion: How Health Insurers Can Be Heroes. Really.
In this opinion piece, Drs. Amol S. Navathe and Ezekiel J. Emanuel, physicians and directors of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, recommend that insurers use the profits they’ve made during the pandemic to lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs, and provide financial support to physician practices and smaller hospitals.
Video: Incorporating V-BID Into Our COVID-19 Response and the "New Normal" to Follow
Expanding Coverage for Essential Care During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the health care cost crisis in America, putting those with chronic conditions and low incomes at the most risk. Swift implementation of V-BID reforms can increase access to needed care.
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