This update features policy developments, media reports, and events supporting continued momentum for multiple V-BID Center initiatives.

Center Events:


Webinar:  V-BID in Action – The Case of Diabetes

On October 4th, the V-BID Center presented its first webinar, V-BID in Action – The Case of Diabetes.  This interactive program, hosted in cooperation with the Center for Workforce Health and Performance, examined V-BID’s role in mitigating cost-related non-adherence in diabetic patients.  Learn more.


Policy News:


Senators Casey, Thune Urge CMS to Expand MA V-BID Model to Enhance Access to Opioid Treatment

Earlier this month, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and John Thune (R-SD) led a bipartisan group of senators in a letter urging CMS to expand the Medicare Advantage V-BID Model Test to expand access to evidence-based opioid treatment.


In the Literature:


Health Affairs: V-BID Improves Medication Adherence Without Increase in Total Health Spending

A recent Health Affairs article reported that V-BID programs that lowered cost-sharing on high-value drugs led to increased medication adherence without raising total healthcare expenditures. Read more.


American Journal of Managed Care: Reducing the Use of Unnecessary Medical Services

A recent editorial in the American Journal of Managed care discusses methods for reducing the use of low-value services. Click here to learn more about the V-BID Center initiative to reduce low-value care.


Journal of Clinical Pathways: Precision Medicine and the Use of Clinical Benefit in Guiding Health Spending

A recent article in the Journal of Clinical Pathways addresses the rise of precision medicine and the importance of using precision benefit design to ensure access to clinically indicated therapies.




Image result for kaiser family foundationKaiser Family Foundation: Sixty Percent of the Public is Very Concerned About Rising Healthcare Costs

According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, a majority of the public are very concerned about the amount individuals pay for healthcare. Click here to learn how V-BID reduces financial barriers to care in one of the most common benefit designs: the high-deductible health plan.


Integrated Benefits Institute: The Effect of Medication Adherence on Workplace Productivity

The Integrated Benefits Institute, in collaboration with the V-BID Center, published a study that found medication adherence improves productivity for workers with diabetes and other conditions. Learn more.



The Upshot: Reducing the Overuse and Misuse of Certain Procedures Should Be A Top Priority

An article in The Upshot reviewed research on the harmful and costly effects of overuse and misuse of several clinical procedures. Click here to learn more about how V-BID can minimize the use of low-value services.


New V-BID Center Resources:


New Infographic: Precision Outcomes-Based Contracts

A new infographic, Precision Outcomes-Based Contracts, shows how the use of V-BID principles can better align the interests of patients, manufacturers, purchasers, and clinicians around the responsible use of health care resources.

Upcoming Events:


Image result for smarter healthcare coalitionSmarter Health Care Coalition Fall 2018 Summit

On October 24th, the Smarter Health and the V-BID Center will host “Achieving Value in Care Delivery: Policy, Politics and Progress to Support Value-Based Insurance Design” in Washington, DC.  For more information and to register for the event, click here.



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As a non-profit entity, the V-BID Center relies on fundraising to support our research, education, and policy efforts.

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