Dr. A. Mark Fendrick — a man who studies the effects of health plan design on patient behavior — today told congressional staffers that “value-based insurance design” could improve Medicare.
Fendrick, a medical doctor and the director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan, talked about how VBID ideas could help improve the efficiency of Medicare at a lunch meeting for lawmakers’ staffers on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., organized the briefing together with Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Ellen Malin handled meeting questions for Black, and Greg Sunstrum handled meeting questions for Dingell.
Fendrick supports the idea that offering some types of care, such as preventive care aimed at diabetes, with no out-of-pocket costs for the patients, or unusually low out-of-pocket costs, could get patients at high risk of developing terrible, costly complications from developing the complications.