| What do consumers think about V-BID?
Our latest V-BID brief
indicates that consumers are generally supportive of V-BID concepts but are concerned about interference in the doctor-patient relationship and fairness in V-BID approaches to cost-sharing.
|Lowering the cost of prescription drugs improves medication adherence
A meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine supports key V-BID concepts that reducing co-payments for medications can improve compliance with a prescription drug regimen for people with chronic conditions.The full study funded by AHRQ, is publicly available.
|IOM report cites V-BID as potential way to reward high-value care
A report this month from the Institute of Medicine singled out V-BID as having the potential to create incentives for consumers to better use health care dollars. (Cheat sheet: The V-BID reference is in Chapter 8.)
|Employer-based health insurance premiums increase as does Medicaid's role in prevention services
An annual survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage increased by 4 percent in 2012 to an average of nearly $16,000 per year while their latest brief details the role Medicaid plays in providing access to preventive services.
|Looking for savings, employers increasingly adopt V-BID
The September cover story in Workforce magazine quotes V-BID Center director
Dr. Mark Fendrick on what employers are doing to get more value for their money in health care spending. More and more organizations are adopting the principles behind V-BID as they redesign their employees' benefits. (Free site registration is required to see this article. To access use login: firstname.lastname@example.org and password: vbid2012.)