IVI’s Jeroen Jensen and Devin Incerti write in the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy

IVI's Lead Scientific Advisor and Lead Economist for the Open-Source Value Platform (OSVP), Jeroen Jansen and Devin Incerti, respectively, collaborate with Jeffery Curtis in a recent article published in the Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy about how IVI’s open-source approach to value assessment provides a way to adapt formal assessments of value—long the [...]

2019-05-07T15:04:08-06:00May 7th, 2019|IVI News, Publications|

New IVI Research Shows Challenges with ICER Budget Impact Forecasting

IVI research into six pre-2016 ICER studies reveals an overestimation of “unmanaged” drug use and drug cost trends. The peer-reviewed research, published in Value in Health, illustrates the difficulty in predicting budget impact and the consequences of not accounting for uncertainty in value assessment. Read the full article here.

2018-12-20T17:46:29-06:00December 20th, 2018|Publications, Research|

Budget Criteria And Drug Value Assessments: A Case Of Apples and Oranges?

While the details of value measurement continue to be vigorously debated, nearly unprecedented consensus has emerged over the need to align reimbursement and utilization with value. More controversial, however, is the role of budgetary criteria in determining value and in governing access to health care technologies. The case for adding budgetary tests to measure value [...]

2017-07-03T23:25:51-06:00September 22nd, 2016|Publications, Viewpoints|

Rapid Biomedical Innovation Calls for Similar Innovation In Pricing and Value Measurement

Advances in foundational science, technology, and clinical knowledge are driving a revolution in patient care. At the same time, spending on these innovative drugs and devices has increased dramatically. The question is, what—if anything—should be done to regulate this innovation? To balance physician prescribing of state-of-the-art drugs and patient desires to access them with the [...]

2017-07-14T07:27:08-06:00September 16th, 2016|Publications, Viewpoints|

Does a ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Formulary Policy Make Sense

Over the last decade, insurers have increasingly used step therapy or “fail-first,” policies as a strategy to contain pharmaceutical costs. Step therapy requires patients to begin treatment for a medical condition on a typically less expensive drug, and only progress to more costly second-line drugs when the first-line therapy becomes ineffective or inappropriate. Step therapy [...]

2017-07-03T22:25:18-06:00June 2nd, 2016|Publications, Viewpoints|

Utility of Cancer Value Frameworks for Patients, Payers, and Physicians

This viewpoint, authored by Dr. Chandra, Dr. Shafrin, and Dr. Dhawan, describes the differences between various cancer value frameworks and provides recommendations for improving them for clinicians, patients, and payers. In recent years, novel cancer therapies have improved the expected survival of patients but have also increased treatment costs. As a result of these increases, [...]

2017-07-03T23:06:26-06:00May 17th, 2016|Publications, Viewpoints|

Relevance of American Society of Clinical Oncology Value Framework Will Be Improved if It Is Based on Network Meta-Analyses

In his letter to the editor, IVI's Jeroen Jansen makes the case in Journal of Clinical Oncology that network meta-analysis is the only transparent framework to help answer the treatment selection question, and urges the ASCO Value Framework Task Force to consider this approach when developing their recommendations. Source: Journal of Clinical Oncology

2017-07-04T23:31:16-06:00May 17th, 2016|Publications, Viewpoints|

Discovering New Medicines and New Ways to Pay For Them

While the rest of the health care system is moving toward paying for value, payments for drugs largely continue to be stuck in a 20th century construct that focuses on price, regardless of the health outcomes of each patient. This lack of payment innovation is particularly damaging in an era where on the horizon new [...]

2017-07-03T22:27:07-06:00January 29th, 2016|Publications, Viewpoints|

Are Biopharmaceutical Budget Caps Good Public Policy?

Medical innovation has generated significant gains in health over the past decades, but these advances have been accompanied by rapid growth in healthcare spending. Faced with a growing number of high-cost but high impact innovations, some have argued to constrain prices for new therapies – especially through global caps on pharmaceutical spending and limits on [...]

2017-07-04T23:44:13-06:00January 12th, 2016|Publications, Viewpoints|

Measuring the Value of Prescription Drugs

Escalating drug prices have alarmed physicians and the American public and led to calls for government price controls. Less visibly, they have also spawned a flurry of private-sector initiatives designed to help physicians, payers, and patients understand the value of new therapies and thus make better choices about their use. Programs recently introduced or advanced [...]

2017-07-03T23:14:37-06:00December 31st, 2015|Publications, Research|