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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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Latest V-BID regulation: Preventive women's services



HRSAThe latest V-BID federal regulation requires insurers to meet Institute of Medicine guidelines on women's preventive services, covering well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence screening, and contraception at no cost.      



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November 15 Symposium update

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Registration is now open for our 2011 V-BID Center Symposium.  We are delighted to announce our latest confirmed speaker, Alan Weil, Executive Director of the National Academy for State Health Policy .  For a full list of speakers and activities, as well as on-line registration, please visit the Symposium website.  


Medicare Part D reduces nondrug spending
 A new study in Health Services Research by Christopher C. Afendulis, Yulei He, Alan M. Zaslavsky and the V-BID Center's Michael E. Chernew shows that increased drug usage associated with Medicare Part D reduced use of nondrug healthcare resources.  For the conditions studied, Part D reduced the rate of hospitalizations by 4.1 percent.

A July Journal of the American Medical Association article by J. Michael McWilliams, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Haiden A. Huskamp shows that Part D reduced nondrug medical spending for Medicare beneficiaries with limited prior drug coverage.


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AJMC article presents 'what works' in value-based purchasing

A new article in the American Journal of Managed Care by Gloria N. Eldridge and Holly Korda reviews the evidence in 3 areas of value-based purchasing: service delivery integration, payment, and value-based insurance design.


V-BID back on the table for Connecticut state employees


As we reported earlier this summer, the State of Connecticut has been considering a V-BID plan for state employees.  After failing to be ratified June 24, the health plan with V-BID elements now appears to be be back in negotiation.   


Read more on Connecticut's Revised Tentative Agreement 



V-BID Center Faculty at upcoming events
  • August 24-26, Singapore: 6th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference: "Dollars and Sense - Value-Based Insurance Design" 
  • September 1, Grantville, PA: Capital BlueCross Employer Symposium
  • September 12, London, UK: Nuffield Trust "How can the power of competition and integration be combined to drive greater efficiency and high quality care?" 
  • September 22, Williamsburg, VA:  Virginia Business Coalition on Health: Fall Program and Membership Meeting

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