On July 24th, 2019, the V-BID Center co-hosted the webinar VBID X: A New Plan Option for the Individual Health Insurance Market, with the Harvard Healthcare Markets & Regulation Lab.  The interactive program discussed V-BID X, a novel benefit design that reduces consumer cost-sharing for targeted high-value services and increases cost-sharing for specific low-value services.  V-BID X avoids any increases in premiums and deductibles, as the added costs resulting from the increased use of high-value care are completely offset by reductions in spending on care that often creates no clinical value and potentially causes harm.
The webinar, moderated by A. Mark Fendrick, the V-BID Center director, included panelists Michael ChernewDirector, Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) LabGreg Gierer, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, AHIP; Lourdes Grindal-Miller, Director, Marketplace Plan Management Group, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and Peter Lee, Executive Director, Covered California.
A. Mark Fendrick
Michael Chernew
Greg Gierer
Lourdes Grindal-Miller
Peter Lee

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