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Oct 19, 2016

Stakeholders Encourage More Patient Involvement in Value Assessment Process

This summer, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) opened a national call for suggestions on how to improve its value assessment framework. In response, ICER received over 50 comments. On October 4, ICER made 46 of those comment letters public.

Below is a breakdown of the stakeholder types whose comments were released to the public:

The most common theme of the comments related to patient engagement. Thirty-six of the 46 comments (78 percent) encouraged ICER to incorporate the patient perspective by creating a formal process for collecting patient feedback throughout the assessment and/or by including more patient representatives in advisory and voting panels. 

The comments submitted to ICER reinforce the call by patient advocacy organizations on ICER and other framework developers to create meaningful opportunities for patients and their representatives to engage in the value assessment process. 

With this goal mind, Avalere – in collaboration with FasterCures – launched the “Patient-Perspective Value Framework (PPVF) Initiative” in June 2016 to assess value using a patient-centered approach. On November 14, Avalere and FasterCures will present a draft version of the PPVF at the Partnering for Cures conference in New York.  More information regarding this initiative will be posted to this Insights page. 

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