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Patient Advocates Upset By Value-Based Assessments In Part B Drug Pay Demo

By Michelle M. Stein
June 23, 2016 at 1:10 PM
Patient advocacy groups are raising concerns with the proposed use of value-based assessments in the second phase of the controversial Part B drug pay demo, as one cancer patient advocate said a number of value-assessment frameworks for drugs are devoid of patients’ voices and others say there is a lack of disease-specific expertise on panels like ICER that vote on the value of a drug for patients. Advocates for patients with cancer, liver disease, mental health and other conditions said...


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