Alliance to Present at 17th Annual V-BID Summit

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Alliance to Present at 17th Annual V-BID Summit

The 17th Annual Summit by the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) will be held on March 23rd. A broad range of healthcare stakeholders from across the nation will address the topic, “Enhancing Health Equity,” including:

  • reducing health care disparities;
  • expanding the role of value-based insurance design by public and private payers;
  • the problems of underinsurance and potential solutions; and
  • progress in measuring and reducing low-value care.

For the “Progress in Measuring and Reducing Low-Value Care” panel, Washington Health Alliance Executive Director Nancy Giunto will be joined by:

  • Rita Redberg, Cardiologist and Professor at University of California, San Francisco, and Chief Editor of JAMA Internal Medicine. Redberg has led the journal’s new focus on health care reform and “less is more,” which highlights areas of health care with no known benefit and definite risks; and
  • Erica Socker, PhD, Vice President of Health Care, Payor Reform at Arnold Ventures, where she leads the commercial prices and low-value care portfolios.

Topics are currently being developed, but likely will include a look at the Alliance’s Low-Back Pain Implementation Collaborative, seeking to improve care for people with low-back pain across the state, supported by the Arnold Ventures’ Provider Payment Incentives Portfolio, as well as the Alliance Board Opioid Impact Project, working to reduce the prescribing of opioids for adolescents undergoing dental procedures.

V-BID is built on the principle of reducing or eliminating financial barriers to essential, high-value clinical services. Since its creation in 2005, V-BID has led efforts to promote the development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health benefit designs that improve quality and lower costs-the primary goals of health care reform.

For summit information and registration, click here.

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