Plans, Medicare Advocates Concerned By Timeline Of VBID Expansion

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
February 1, 2019 at 3:15 PM
While stakeholders are mostly supportive of CMS’ expansion of the Value-Based Insurance Design demonstration , some are raising concerns with what the agency has dubbed an “aggressive” timeline for applications. The expanded model, set to go into effect in 2020, will include new opportunities for plans to reduce beneficiary cost-sharing and add supplemental benefits based on chronic conditions and socioeconomic status. Plans will also be able to offer beneficiaries more rewards, incentives and telehealth opportunities than under the current version...

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