Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana’s (BCBSLA) Zero Dollar Co-pay (ZDC) program cut total, per-month health care spending by 18 percent, a new study published in AJMC suggests.
The study by Xiaojing Yuan et al. also found a decrease in medical spending through the program, which was launched in 2014, but no change in pharmacy spending.
“The ZDC program provides evidence that value-based insurance designs that incorporate a comprehensive set of medications and focus on populations with chronic disease can reduce spending,” the study states.
To read the study on AJMC, click here.
To read a HealthPayerIntelligence report on the study, click here.