|New article on V-BID and oncology|
A new study in the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, authored by Jonas A deSouza, MD, Mark J. Ratain, MD, and the V-BID Center's A. Mark Fendrick, MD, sets out the framework for understanding V-BID applications in cancer.
|Interview with a V-BID implementer|
Attorney Robert Krzys recently offered to share his experiences implementing a V-BID program in Connecticut to help answer questions others may have about the process. In 2011, the State of Connecticut ratified an agreement with a coalition of unions, the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC), targeting health savings using value-based insurance design. By late 2011, over 95 percent of eligible employees and their dependents had switched from their existing plans into V-BID plans. Read the full interview.
|Mayo Clinic study in Health Affairs reduced use of low-value services|
|A study of Mayo Clinic employees indicates that implementing even low levels of cost sharing can reduce utilization of medical treatments and services, possibly decreasing use of 'unneeded' health services.|
|Encouraging V-BID in state health insurance exchanges|
|A recent white paper on V-BID in state exchanges is a great resource for any state policymaker considering V-BID as a policy to strengthen state exchanges. The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative funded this paper produced by the Department of Health Policy & Management of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Center for Medical Technology Policy, and authored by Christine Buttorff, Sean Tunis, MD, and Jonathan Weiner, DrPH
|From research to policy: how V-BID became part of health reform|
A new article in Health Services Research
profiles how the V-BID Center moved value-based insurance design from a research idea to a key part of health reform through a well-organized, targeted initiative. Read more
on how the V-BID Center led the effort to make V-BID a part of PPACA.
|Nominate your V-BID program for CDC best practices|
ICF International is currently working with the CDC to identify and evaluate policy approaches or systems level strategies that prevent or reduce high blood pressure. ICF is seeking nominations for programs and policies that are used by employers to support the control of high blood pressure, specifically strategies like value-based insurance designs and not worksite wellness initiatives. The overall aim is to identify and disseminate promising practices to the field. You can complete an online nomination form here, or contact Tiffany Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-321-3211 for more information. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2012.