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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.

Published: March 1, 2022

About Washington Health Alliance

The Washington Health Alliance is a place where stakeholders work collaboratively to transform Washington state’s health care system for the better. The Alliance brings together organizations that share a commitment to drive change in our health care system by offering a forum for critical conversation and aligned efforts by stakeholders: purchasers, providers, health plans, consumers and other health care partners. The Alliance believes strongly in transparency and offers trusted and credible reporting of progress on measures of health care quality and value. The Alliance is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit with more than 185 member organizations. A cornerstone of the Alliance's work is the Community Checkup, a report to the public comparing the performance of medical groups, hospitals and health plans and offering a community-level view on important measures of health care quality (www.wacommunitycheckup.org).

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