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 […]
Speaking with AIS Health’s Angela Maas, Senior Research Economist Jason Shafrin addresses the Trump Administration’s proposal to establish flat rate prescription reimbursement to physicians—calling out several of the pros and cons.
In the most recent Radar on Specialty Pharmacy, Senior Research Economist Jason Shafrin addresses the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the International Pricing Index, and how these changes might impact future drug development and innovation.
Randomized controlled trials don’t capture real-world evidence regarding how patients will actually interact with, adhere to, or find value in a costly new medical therapy, yet current value frameworks and assessments don’t include this “real world” element. A new working group led by PHE’s Anupam Jena, Jacki Chou, and Darius Lakdawalla aim to improve this dynamic by offering guidance on closing the gap between real-world and clinical trial data when formulating value frameworks.
VETERAN STRATEGIST CHOSEN TO LEAD INNOVATIVE HEALTH ECONOMICS,
MARKET ACCESS, AND PAYER ANALYTICS CONSULTANCY
Bethesda, MD – November 7, 2018 – Precision Xtract, part of Precision Value & Health, today announced Zac Stillerman, acclaimed healthcare industry operator and strategist, as new president and general manager. Responsible for leading Precision Xtract through its next phase of growth, Stillerman has a proven ability to translate vision and strategy into dynamic collaboration and first-class execution. He joins Precision Xtract at a time of growing demand from innovative life sciences companies for essential consulting activities, […]
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