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Variation in health plan coverage of ESAs for anemia due to chronic kidney disease

Journal of Managed Care + Specialty Pharmacy

Margaretos NM, Panzer AD, Lai RC, Sanon M, Michalopoulos E, Redmond A, Moghadam R, Chambers JD. Variation in health plan coverage of ESAs for anemia due to chronic kidney disease, J Manag Care Spec Pharm, 2021 Sep;27(9):1221-1229

Clinically-driven payment and benefit design to improve health equity: The case of obesity prevention and treatment

Health Affairs Blog

Kim DD, Griauzde DH, Richardson CR, Fendrick AM. Clinically-driven payment and benefit design to improve health equity: The case of obesity prevention and treatment. Health Affairs Blog. September 10, 2021.

Limited role of patient input in specialty drug coverage policies

Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy

D’Cruz B, Graff JS, Panzer AD, Chambers JD. Limited role of patient input in specialty drug coverage policies. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy 2021;27(8):1067–76.

How does cost-effectiveness analysis inform health care decisions?

AMA Journal of Ethics

Kim DD, Basu A. How does cost-effectiveness analysis inform health care decisions? AMA J Ethics. 2021;23(8):E639-647.

Dementia diagnosis disparities by race and ethnicity

Medical Care

Lin PJ, Daly AT, Olchanski N, Cohen JT, Neumann PJ, Faul JD, Fillit HM, Freund KM. Dementia diagnosis disparities by race and ethnicity. Medical Care 2021;59(8):679–86.

Medicare ‘coverage with evidence development’ for Aducanumab? How might it work?

Health Affairs Blog

Chambers J, Lin P, Tunis SR, Neumann PJ, Medicare ‘Coverage With Evidence Development’ For Aducanumab? How Might It Work? Health Affairs, June 30, 2021.

Bridging the gap: aligning economic research with disease burden

BMJ Global Health

Do LA, Synnott PG, Ma S, Ollendorf DA. Bridging the gap: aligning economic research with disease burden. BMJ Global Health 2021;6(6).

Value‐based drug pricing in the Biden era: Opportunities and prospects

Health Services Research

Neumann PJ, Ollendorf DA, Cohen JT. Value‐based drug pricing in the Biden era: Opportunities and prospects. Health Services Research 2021.

External reference pricing: The drug-pricing reform America needs?

The Commonwealth Fund Issues Brief

Ollendorf DA, Synnott PG, Neumann PJ. "External reference pricing: The drug-pricing reform America needs?," The Commonwealth Fund Issues Brief, May 27, 2021.

A next frontier in health care transparency: payer drug coverage policy

Health Affairs Blog

Chambers JD, Neumann PJ. "A next frontier in health care transparency: payer drug coverage policy," Health Affairs Blog, April 7, 2021.

An evidence review of low-value care recommendations: Inconsistency and lack of economic evidence considered

Journal Of General Internal Medicine

Kim DD, Do LA, Daly AT, Wong JB, Chambers JD, Ollendorf DA, Neumann PJ. An Evidence Review of Low-Value Care Recommendations: Inconsistency and Lack of Economic Evidence Considered. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Feb 23.

Targeting of the diabetes prevention program leads to substantial benefits when capacity is constrained

Acta Diabetologica

Olchanski N, van Klaveren D, Cohen JT, Wong JB, Ruthazer R, Kent DM. Targeting of the diabetes prevention program leads to substantial benefits when capacity is constrained. Acta Diabetologica 2021.

Shared decision making during initial diagnostic and treatment planning visits for children with autism spectrum disorder

Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Mulé CM, Lavelle TA, Sliwinski SK, Wong JB. Shared Decision-Making During Initial Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Visits for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 2021.

Eroding progress on evidence and outcomes: CMS’s new proposed pathway for medical device coverage

Health Affairs blog

Neumann PJ, Chambers JD. "Eroding progress on evidence and outcomes: CMS’s new proposed pathway for medical device coverage," Health Affairs Blog, December 2, 2020.

International reference pricing: A lazy, misguided, bi-partisan plan to lower US drug prices

Health Affairs blog

Basu A, Neumann PJ, Sullivan S. "International reference pricing: A lazy, misguided, bi-partisan plan to lower US drug prices," Health Affairs Blog, December 2, 2020.

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Our team of experienced, dedicated researchers is led by health economists Peter Neumann and Josh Cohen. Together we produce cutting-edge health care cost-effectiveness research.

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