Chairman's Corner: ICER Should Join Others in Moving Beyond QALYsAs part of this work, we encourage ICER to consider innovative methodologies beyond flawed cost effectiveness methodologies that use a quality-adjusted-life-year (QALY) or similar metric. This process could be an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of other countries that have embraced the use of a cost-per-QALY metric to determine treatment value with serious implications for access to care by people with disabilities and serious chronic conditions.
Stop Discriminatory Value
Standards in Health CarePatients and people with disabilities face major threats as private insurers and government programs look to cut costs using quality-adjusted=life-years (QALYs) and other assessments that discriminate against patients, people with disabilities, and seniors. Join us in opposing discriminatory denials of care across our health insurance system. Patients and people with disabilities deserve to have our lives valued, because nobody should be considered too expensive to get the care they need.
Meet the Chairman
By 1994, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that some 800,000 more people with severe disabilities had found employment than were employed when his bill was first enacted.
In March 2009, Tony was named as Chairperson for the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC). In this capacity, Tony works to amplify the voice of the Partnership’s diverse members, including people with disabilities, racial and ethnic communities and the elderly, among others.