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

Policy News


President’s Cancer Panel Report Recommends V-BID

The President’s Cancer Panel report recommends the development and testing of V-BID programs that promote patients’ use of high-value cancer drugs.  The recommendation aligns with the V-BID Center’s Precision Benefit Design initiative.




Morning Consult: “Star Wars vs. Flintstones” Op-Ed 

The Morning Consult op-ed, “The Healthcare Spending Disconnect: Star Wars vs. Flintstones,” highlights the discrepancy between groundbreaking innovations in medical treatments and America’s stone age care-delivery model.




Michigan Radio: Stateside Podcast Features V-BID

Mark Fendrick discusses several V-BID Center initiatives on NPR Michigan Radio’s Stateside podcast.  Listen here.





Surgeon General Urges Public to Carry Overdose-Reversal Medication

When discussing the first advisory since 2005, Surgeon General Jerome Adams MD, MPH, said that he, as well as President Trump, is committed to ensuring that the price of naloxone does not prevent anyone from getting it.  Read the advisory.


New V-BID Center Resources


New Brief: Outcomes-Based Contracting with V-BID

A new brief, Outcomes-Based Contracting with V-BID, details how structuring outcomes-based contracts around value can align the interests of patients, health plans, manufacturers, and society. 



V-BID Summit 2018

On March 14th, 2018, leaders from across the health care spectrum came together to discuss strategies for attacking the industry’s most challenging issues.  Get the recap here.



V-BID Center Report

The V-BID Center recently released its Center Report, which details the progress made on Center initiatives throughout 2017.



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