In the News:
BenefitsPRO: Taking a Fresh Look at Value-Based Insurance Design
Suzanne DelBanco, CEO of Catalyst for Payment Reform, emphasizes the unrealized opportunity for V-BID to make an impact on the utilization of high-value and low-value healthcare services, particularly in employer-sponsored health insurance.
NPR: High-Deductible Health Policies Linked to Delay in Diagnosis and Treatment
NPR discusses a recent Health Affairs study that showed low-income women with high-deductible plans waited longer for necessary care, likely as a result of price. Read more about V-BID’s solution.
Axios: The 2020 Election Will Be Won on Out-of-Pocket Costs
In a recent Axios column, Drew Altman of the Kaiser Family Foundation explains why the the winning health care message in the 2020 election will be about patient out-of-pocket costs. For more on out-of-pocket costs, read about The Drug Price Iceberg.
NEJM Catalyst: The Evidence for High-Value Benefit Designs
NEJM Catalyst recently reviewed the evidence for various benefit designs, noting the success of V-BID models in improving both medication adherence and preventive care uptake and reducing emergency room visits.
Health Data Management: Using Data to Trim Low-Value Care
According to an article in Health Data Management, at the V-BID Summit, Arnold Ventures announced a $2.2 million grant for the Virginia Center for Health Innovation to use in its efforts to reduce low-value care at six provider organizations across the state.
Detroit News: Lower Out-of-Pocket Costs for the Needy
In an opinion piece in The Detroit News, Mark Fendrick discusses how a recent Trump administration proposal slashing out-of-pocket costs will improve the health of the most vulnerable patients.
Gallup: US Seniors Pay Billions, Yet Many Cannot Afford Healthcare
A report by West Health and Gallup found seniors spend $22 billion on healthcare, yet 7.5 million cannot afford to pay for their medication(s). Find out how V-BID improves healthcare for seniors with Medicare Advantage plans.
In the Literature:
IHPI News: High-Value, Preventive Care May Also Result in Unnecessary Care
IHPI News highlights research showing that encouraging high-value preventive care may also result in greater use of services with little to no clinical benefit, implying the need to align payment reform and benefit design around the benefits – not costs – of clinical services.
Fierce Healthcare: High-Deductible Health Plan Enrollees Don’t Act Like Savvy Shoppers
An article in Fierce Healthcare discussed research showing that patients with high-deductible health plans do not proactively price shop, identifying an opportunity for employers, insurers, and providers to help.
Health Affairs: Consumers’ Perceptions and Choices Related to Value-Based Insurance Design
In March 2019, a study in Health Affairs showed consumers preferred value-based benefit design over other value-based models, like reference pricing and narrow networks.
The European Journal of Health Economics: A Systematic Review and Met-Analysis of Value-Based Insurance Design
An article in The European Journal of Health Economics encouraged the implementation of V-BID, specifically for patients with heart disease. Learn more about V-BID implementation.
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