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V-BID may reduce consumer cost-sharing burden

July 27, 2016

According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), consumer cost-sharing, particularly deductibles, may cause patients to forgo or delay health care, including medically necessary services. ACP's position paper, "Addressing the Increasing Burden of Health Insurance Cost-Sharing," recommends the implementation of value-based insurance design (V-BID) as a potential solution to make patient cost-sharing more equitable. The ACP's endorsement of V-BID builds on multi-stakeholder and bipartisan support, including the incorporation of V-BID principles in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requiring the elimination of consumer cost-sharing for specified preventive care services. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Medical Advantage-VBID demonstration project is also set to begin in…

Annual Pediatric Board Review coming in August

July 27, 2016

The university's 29th Annual Pediatric Board Review will take place Sunday through Friday, Aug. 21-26 at The Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor. This course is for internal medicine and categorical pediatric residents, practicing pediatricians preparing for the recertification process and other healthcare professionals wishing to review necessary concepts in pediatrics and keep updated on current developments in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions seen in pediatric practice. This nationally-recognized program is designed to present the material designated as necessary by the ABP and AAP for board certification preparation. It is scheduled shortly before the examination to maintain maximum familiarity with test-taking skills…

Moving forward: U-M leading way in precision medicine

July 25, 2016

Some truths in medicine are self-evident. Every patient is different. Every disease is different. But what physicians and researchers have only begun to fully realize is that every patient’s disease is…

Call for AHA Heart Ball Award nominations

July 22, 2016

The American Heart Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2016 Washtenaw County Heart Ball Awards. The three awards are outlined below:The Coeur D’Or (Heart of Gold) Award for Excellence: This award is given to an individual, who through his or her professional accomplishments, has made great strides in the advancement of the American Heart Association.The Cor Vitae (Heart of Life) Award for Community Service Award: This recognition is given to an individual who, through tireless dedication to their community, demonstrates love and caring for his or her fellow man; who, through his or her giving and support, enhances the quality of…

How transplants transform lives

July 21, 2016

For Elizabeth James, it took a team to help her win the fight of her life.…

U-M joins low-risk TAVR study

July 21, 2016

Procedures that rely on tiny tubes guided to the heart have transformed the way doctors treat severely ill patients who are too frail for surgery. Now this surgery alternative is being…

Project Healthy Schools to expand its reach

July 20, 2016

The Project Healthy Schools team is excited and grateful to announce that it has received commitments for continued funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will provide $185,000 and Blue Cross will contribute $100,000 to bring Project Healthy Schools to at least 10 additional schools this fall as part of the Building Healthy Communities partnership.PHS works to improve the physical health and academic success of children in the UMHS service area. The program also works to stem the increasing economic and health care…

How is our learning environment? We’ll find out soon

July 19, 2016

UMHS will soon be visited by representatives from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to conduct a Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) site visit. This type of site visit has…

CVC gives TAVR patient a fresh start

July 18, 2016

At 82 years old, Lois Metzger is happy, healthy and full of energy. She’s also living proof of the life-changing benefits of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The relatively new, minimally-invasive procedure…