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The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID Center) leads in research, development, and advocacy for innovative health benefit designs.

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2011 V-BID Center Symposium

November 16, Ann Arbor, MI

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MedPAC Report to Congress: strong support for V-BID



MedPACThe Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) report to Congress once again highlighted Value-Based Insurance Design as a promising policy for steering Medicare beneficiaries toward high-value care.  The section highlighting V-BID is available here.  


MedPAC also highlighted V-BID in its 2010 report.  



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V-BID Center Symposium update
In addition to keynote speaker, Sen. Tom Daschle, the Center is pleased to announce the following confirmed speakers for the November 16 V-BID Center Symposium:

Michael Chernew, PhD, Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School


Andy Chasin, Associate General Counsel for Health Reform, Blue Shield of California  


Teresa Gibson, PhD,  Director of Health Outcomes, Thomson Reuters


David Grossman, MD, MPH, Senior Investigator, Medical Director for Preventive Care, Group Health


Aaron McKethan, PhD, Director, Beacon Communities at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT


Margaret E. O'Kane, President, National Committee for Quality Assurance


Please continue to save the date!  Full information and registration will be available later this month.

Growing role of V-BID in state health care reform

Last month, we reported on the state of Connecticut's proposed V-BID program for state employees.  This program was rejected by employees on June 24.  The Center will continue to track the progress of V-BID in states and is currently developing web-based resources to help communicate the value of V-BID plans as states consider ways reduce costs while maintaining quality of care. 


We are also working on resources for states considering V-BID in Exchanges.  A recent Maryland law included a provision that the advisory committee making Exchange recommendations shall consider V-BID.   



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CMS promoting free high-value preventive care

A recent CMS study shows that nearly 1 in 6 people with Medicare took advantage of the free preventive care benefits available because of V-BID provisions in the Affordable Care Act.  Medicare also launched a national PR campaign promoting the value of these preventive benefits, and Dr. Berwick made this video statement on the value of preventive care coverage.

Available 'on demand': V-BID Center prevention webinar


Our first web-based learning webinar "How are Payors Addressing Value-Based Preventive Services?  A Look at Smoking Cessation Coverage Under Health Care Reform"  is now available for 'on demand' viewing at any time.


New V-BID research

Aon Hewitt's 2011 Employer Health Care Report shows consistent growth of V-BID program adoption


Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cost burden impacts treatment choice and deter patients from care.  


 Academic Radiology:  Value-based Insurance Design Barriers to Implementation in Radiology.  


Milbank QuarterlyIncreased health care spending can be worth it (Academy Health Paper of the Year).


AHRQ survey finds huge increases in employee contribution to healthcare costs - up by as much as 121% from 2001-2009.  

V-BID Center Faculty at upcoming events



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