Changing the Health Care Cost Discussion from "How Much" to "How Well"

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A. Mark Fendrick, MD is Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Fendrick conceptualized and coined the term Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) and currently directs the V-BID Center at the University of Michigan, the leading advocate for development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health benefit plans. His research focuses on how clinician payment and consumer engagement initiatives impact access to care, quality of care, and health care costs.

Dr. Fendrick’s Forum presentation will examine the relationship between cost-sharing and patient adherence. He will define the concept of the clinical nuance and its role in value-based insurance design (V-BID) and review the evidence for V-BID programs. The federal and state V-BID health policy initiatives will also be discussed.

Dr. Fendrick is a graduate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and he completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. He completed a fellowship as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

PowerPoint slides: http://vbidcenter.org/april-1-2015-v-bid-presentation-at-thomas-jefferson-university/12874/

Presentation: 52 minutes