In a letter to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) submitted comments on ICER's assessment of gene therapies for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD).
In a comment letter to the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board, PIPC highlighted concerns of patients and people with disabilities related to the Board's potential use of discriminatory cost-effectiveness analyses.
Patients and People with Disabilities Urge Robust Engagement, Avoid Use of QALYs and Similar Measures in Drug Negotiation
On April 14, 2023, 56 organizations representing patients and people with disabilities sent a letter to CMS related to its guidance for implementation of the Medicare Drug Negotiation Program. The letter to CMS provides the following recommendations and comments:
PIPC Submits Comments on PCORI Stakeholder Views on Components of 'Patient-Centered Value' in Health Care
More than 40 Leading Organizations Join PIPC Comment Letters on Efforts to Advance Health Equity in Value Assessments
On November 1, 2022, letters (option 1; option 2) with 36 signatures were provided to the Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) related to its proposed guide for use of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in HERC’s meeting materials, processes and decisions, particularly related to the prioritized list of services for coverage under Medicaid.
Advocates in Oregon joined a letter to the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) related to their review of proposed policy options to guide the Commission's use of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in meeting materials and decision-making.
PIPC Joins Over 80 Organizations Urging HHS Civil Rights Office to Ban QALYs Across Federal Programs
PIPC joined over 80 organizations in signing a letter to the HHS Office for Civil Rights commenting on the proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. The groups support a comprehensive proposed rule seeking to strengthen civil rights protections in federally funded health programs and HHS programs and agreed that the ability to access needed health care fully and free from discrimination is critical and requires action to support and strengthen existing nondiscrimination laws.