Managed Healthcare Connect Presents Details of New PHE RA Study
Christina Vogt with Managed Healthcare Connect recently provided a breakdown and analysis of a new PHE study on the impact of ACPA status on patient costs associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Published in the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, the study demonstrated that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are anticitrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA)-positive face a greater economic burden than those who are ACPA-negative.
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By: Jason Shafrin, PhD Sr. Director, Policy and Economics and Jacki Chou, MPL Senior Director, Policy and Economics The recent announcement that CVS Caremark will use value-based metrics to inform formulary design at first appears a step in the right direction. However, using value measurements from a single nongovernmental organization—the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)—based on a limited picture of treatment value may be problematic. Using this single assessment of value in an effort solely to exclude drugs from a major insurance formulary is even more worrisome and fails to recognize the heterogeneity in patient clinical needs and preferences.