Medicare Advantage Innovations: What Your Agency Needs to Know About VBID

Watch this webinar recording to learn how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), through the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model, tests an array of Medicare Advantage (MA) health plan innovations aimed at improving quality and/or reducing costs. Aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) seeking and engaged in contracting work with MA plans should keep their competitive edge by fully leveraging opportunities in MA innovations. Learn about the latest on VBID and how CBOs can leverage business opportunities in these evolving health plan structures.

This webinar includes complimentary ASWB CE credits.



Mary Kaschak is Executive Director of the LTQA in Washington, DC. LTQA advances person- and family-centered, integrated long-term services and supports (LTSS) through research, education and advocacy. Kaschak also serves as Executive Director of LTQA’s affiliated organization, the National MLTSS Health Plan Association—an association of the leading MCOs that have Medicaid managed care contracts with one or more states and take risk for long-term services and supports provided under Medicaid. Prior to LTQA, Kaschak was Deputy Director of the Aging and Disability Business Institute at the n4a.

Sharon R. Williams is a leader in the healthcare and CBO industries. Her experience provides a unique perspective on effective engagement across these diverse ecosystems to maximize integrated care initiatives and improve quality of care and quality of life outcomes for consumers. She is committed to aligning quality and performance outcomes for clinical care and social determinants of health. Williams served as CEO of CareSource Michigan, Vice President of Government Programs and Privacy Officer for OmniCare Health Plan and Vice President of Medicaid Business Development at Coventry and Amerigroup. She has considerable insight into government program administration, specializing in Medicaid and Medicare operations. Sharon also served as interim COO for the Detroit Area Agency on Aging.