In a letter to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) Chairman Tony Coelho provided feedback on ICER's draft evidence report on treatments for Cardiovascular disease (CVD). Chairman Coelho argued that there are several key flaws with ICER's report, noting that their model uses inappropriate data for the population being targeted with CVD medications. He also criticized ICER for using an "artificially narrow" definition of a major adverse cardiovascular event. "ICER continues to use a flawed methodology, ignoring real-world data and quality of life outcomes that matter to patients in favor of data that easily crosswalks into the discriminatory QALY metric," wrote Chairman Coelho. "We urge ICER to reconsider both its data sources and its concerning theory that health care must be rationed to achieve savings and efficiency in our health care system."
The letter in its entirety can be read here.