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HEOR in 2020: Gazing into the crystal ball. Self-assessed unmet need. Hospital consolidation and patient satisfaction. Which countries oppose WHO drug price transparency proposals? Is bundled payment the future?

New Research Brief Series Launched by IVI to Share Learnings from the Open-Source Value Project

Guest post by Mark Linthicum, Director of Scientific Communications at The Innovation and Value Initiative To get to Value Assessment 2.0, a concerted effort across fields of expertise is needed to improve methods and establish practical approaches that make sense in real-world decision making. The Innovation and Value Initiative’s Open-Source Value Project aims to catalyze…

How can we improve mental health services provided by employers?

At the American Psychiatric Association meeting last week, the APAM Center provided some suggestions. AJMC reports that their 5 policy recommendations include: Create action plan to insure network adequacy. “Employers can start by expanding services at the inpatient and outpatient levels, and engaging regional and national organizations to add providers, including specialty providers. They can…

Should the US adopt global budgets for hospitals? Have some states done this already?

While I leave the answer to the first question for another day, the answer to the second question is ‘yes’. Done, Herring and Wu (2019) explain’s Maryland’s approach to global capitation payments for hospitals covering both inpatient and outpatient hospital services. Maryland is the only state that still operates an all‐payer rate‐setting system for hospitals,…