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V-BID Newsletter
August 2012
Upcoming Events

Thursday, 9/13/12:
Georgia Council of Healthcare 21 Business Coalition
The Georgian Club
Atlanta, GA.

Tuesday 9/18/12:
Detroit, MI.

Friday, 9/21/12:
ACHRM Dow Jones V-BID Workshop
South Brunswick, NJ.

Thursday, 9/27/12:
Ann Arbor, MI.

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We hope you've had a wonderful summer. As V-BID prepares for a busy fall season, we'd like to hear from you. 

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We hope you enjoy this month's highlights.  
V-BID Center comments on the California Exchange report   

The California Health Benefit Exchange report recommended the use of V-BID in the determination of Qualified Health Plans. Read V-BID Center's comments
Reforming States Group, V-BID and the Milbank Memorial Fund   
Milbank Memorial Fund
Recently, the V-BID center was pleased to co-facilitate a meeting hosted by the Reforming States Group and the Milbank Memorial Fund. The meeting explored ways that states can implement Value-Based Insurance Design in their state employee health plans, state exchanges, and Medicaid programs. Participants had a robust discussion and the Center looks forward to continuing this discussion with many of the participants.
Wellness and V-BID: Better Outcomes Together   
July 2012 Brief  
Our next brief in an ongoing series explores how V-BID can integrate into existing wellness and health management programs to invest in employees who most need care and expand preventive services to those at risk of developing health conditions.
Maine Health CO-OP to explore V-BID
MCHO The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have awarded $62 million in financing for Maine Community Health Options (MCHO) for the development of a non-profit Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) in Maine. The CO-OP is designed to be operational in 2014 and offered as a qualifying health plan through the anticipated health insurance exchange.             
Medical Adherence and V-BID 
Health Affairs Nov Cover
An article in this month's Health Affairs reports that improved adherence to diabetes medications could save $8.3 billion.  Authors recommend reduced cost-sharing (V-BID) as an approach to enhance use of evidence-based services.          
We at V-BID hope you had a safe and wonderful holiday weekend. 
The University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) leads in research, development and advocacy for innovative health benefit designs.

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