In a letter to Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), the Partnership to Improve Patient Care offered feedback on the next iteration of the 21st Century Cures Act — “Cures 2.0.” PIPC Chairman Tony Coelho encouraged the lawmakers to consider that role that the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and high quality shared decision making can play in supporting high-value, personalized health care decision making in the legislation. He also urged consideration of the recent report issued by the National Council on Disability calling on policymakers to avoid use of the discriminatory quality-adjusted life years (QALY) metric. “We look forward to working with you to ensure that Cures 2.0 is centered on patients and people with disabilities and supports the goal of innovative treatments reaching those who need them most.,” wrote Chairman Coelho. “We are committed to working with you to advance a personalized, informed health system that works to ensure patients access treatments that work for them, and do not fail them.”
The letter in its entirety can be read here.