IVI Hosts its 4th Annual Meeting

The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) is pleased to announce the completion of its 4th Annual Meeting, our second in-person meeting since the pandemic. We were thrilled to see our esteemed members, partners, and colleagues participate in many important discussions. This year, we featured multiple IVI research initiatives, including the IVI Major Depressive Disorder (IVI-MDD) [...]

2023-10-03T10:50:10-04:00October 3rd, 2023|News|

IVI Responds to CMS’ Announcement of Prescription Drugs under the Inflation Reduction Act

Alexandria, VA – August 29, 2023 – The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI), a non-profit research organization committed to advancing the science, practice, and use of health technology assessment in health care, today issued a statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement of the first prescription drugs selected for price negotiations under the [...]

2023-08-30T12:47:04-04:00August 29th, 2023|News|

Maximizing Value and Equity: CMS Must Prioritize Value, Equity, and Patient Engagement in Drug Price Negotiation Program Implementation

By Jason Spangler, MD, MPH, FACPM (CEO, Innovation and Value Initiative) In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released draft guidance for its implementation of the Drug Price Negotiation Program (DPNP), a key component of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This release and its associated comment period sparked far-ranging debate and [...]

2023-08-08T19:40:58-04:00August 8th, 2023|News|

IVI Responds to the ICER 2023 Value Assessment Framework

IVI submitted comments on the ICER 2023 Value Assessment Framework. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on this important issue. In revising its value assessment framework, IVI recommends that ICER make modifications related to proposed methodological changes, patient engagement strategies, and methods for handling data gaps to increase equity within health technology assessment. [...]

2023-07-12T13:37:45-04:00July 12th, 2023|News|

IVI Announces Leadership Update

It is with mixed emotions we announce that Jennifer Bright, MPA, will be stepping down from her position as Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer effective June 30th. Ms. Bright joined IVI in 2017 and served as the organization's first Executive Director and then Chief Executive Officer until July 2022, when she transitioned into her [...]

2023-06-15T10:29:18-04:00June 15th, 2023|News|

IVI Partners with AcademyHealth to Address Economic Impacts on Patients and Caregivers

IVI, in partnership with AcademyHealth, released a joint report, “A Research Framework to Understand the Full Range of Economic Impacts on Patients and Caregivers,” for researchers, value assessors, and other decision-makers to address the full range of economic impacts on patients. This report was made possible through funding support from the Eugene Washington PCORI [...]

2023-06-01T15:08:05-04:00June 1st, 2023|News|

IVI Comments on CMS’ Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program

IVI submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) initial guidance for the implementation of the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program (Medicare DPNP). We appreciate the opportunity to provide comment on this important issue. Read our full comments here. ### About IVI The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) is a [...]

2023-04-27T13:33:51-04:00April 27th, 2023|News|

IVI Co-Authors Manuscript with the RAND Corporation

IVI is pleased to share our recently published manuscript, co-authored with the RAND Corporation, in the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. For this manuscript, IVI collaborated with a steering committee and surveyed patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to discover a new method for engaging patients in healthcare valuation using patient-specific goals. The findings indicated [...]

2023-04-06T17:39:23-04:00April 6th, 2023|News|

IVI Statement in Response to ICER’s Health Equity Report

The Innovation and Value Initiative (IVI) has issued the following statement in response to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)'s recently published white paper, "Advancing Health Technology Assessment Methods that Support Health Equity." IVI commends some of the practical learnings and supports ICER on the exploration of how "[health technology assessment] HTA [...]

2023-03-19T13:24:34-04:00March 17th, 2023|News|

4th Annual IVI Methods Summit

Hear from industry though leaders including CMS, PCORI, researchers, payers, employers, and patient advocates as they come together to provide meaningful dialogue, insight, solutions and continue working toward answering the question: How can we center equity in healthcare? Keynote Speakers: Dora Hughes, Nakela Cook, and Donna Cryer What: 4th Annual IVI Methods Summit: Rewriting the [...]

2023-03-12T18:02:59-04:00March 8th, 2023|News|
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