New Bipartisan Bill Coupled With Budget Deal Language Seen As Major Step For VBID

February 09, 2018
Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House and Senate Thursday would tweak the Department of Treasury's definition of a safe harbor for health savings accounts linked to high-deductible health plans (HDHP) to allow treatments needed for chronic care management to be covered prior to a beneficiary hitting the deductible. Supporters say the bill, coupled with provisions in the budget bill signed into law Friday, show increased support for value-based insurance designs that aim to clear barriers to high-quality services. Andrew MacPherson,...

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