February 1, 2012
Value-based insurance design (V-BID) acknowledges the importance of cost-sharing, but aligns patient contributions with the interventions potential for clinical benefit, allowing treatment decisions based the value of the service. This article explains what V-BID is and its progression from idea to practice.
August 1, 2009
Employers or health plans may provide financial incentives to consumers in an effort to “steer” them to high quality or low-cost providers, based on these tiers, through reduced deductibles or copayments.
December 1, 2011
This tool/utility is provided as part of a series of technical assistance products to support the efforts of Alliances to engage consumers in using information on quality and cost when making health care decisions.
July 1, 2009
This policy brief addresses antitrust considerations that arise in health system transformation aimed at producing greater clinical integration and greater levels of information about the quality and cost of care.