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Evidence that value-based insurance can be effective
Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
  • Michael E. Chernew, Harvard Medical School
  • Iver A. Juster, Health Informatics
  • Mayur R. Shah, Health Economics
  • Arnold Wegh, Active Health Management
  • Stephen N. Rosenberg, Health Informatics
  • Allison B. Rosen, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Michael C. Sokol, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Kristina Yu-Isenberg, GlaxoSmithKline
  • A. Mark Fendrick, University of Michigan Health Systems
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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
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Insurance, Health, Reimbursement; Cost Sharing
Value-based insurance design reduces patient copayments to encourage the use of health care services of high clinical value. As employers face constant pressure to control health care costs, this type of coverage has received much attention as a cost-savings device. This paper's examination of one value-based insurance design program found that the program led to reduced use of nondrug health care services, offsetting the costs associated with additional use of drugs encouraged by the program. The findings suggest that value-based insurance design programs do not increase total systemwide medical spending.
DOI of Published Version
Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Mar-Apr;29(3):530-6. Epub 2010 Jan 21. Link to article on publisher's site
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Citation Information
Michael E. Chernew, Iver A. Juster, Mayur R. Shah, Arnold Wegh, et al.. "Evidence that value-based insurance can be effective" Vol. 29 Iss. 3 (2010) ISSN: 0278-2715 (Linking)
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