Solving Your Coverage Policy Challenges with Evidence: A Hayes Webinar

Posted by Maura Connor, Chief Operating Officer on June 22, 2017

coverage_approved 1200.jpgWhen it comes to making any coverage policy determination, payers must consider answers to the following questions:

Does the technology work?

Is it safe?

For whom does it work?

“Weighing the benefits and harms of a technology compared to the standard of care involves undertaking an exhaustive systematic search and selection of the best available evidence.”

In order to best answer these questions, you can’t rely on current practice or common opinion nor can you rely on the latest publication “hot off the presses” from the manufacturer. Weighing the benefits and harms of a technology compared to the standard of care involves undertaking an exhaustive systematic search and selection of the best available evidence.

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Additional larger questions loom, however:

  • Who has the time to do that?
  • How do I answer questions of safety, effectiveness, and patient selection criteria without the scientific expertise necessary to interpret the available research?

You don’t have to. We do it for you. And we’re going to “pull back the curtain” to show you how.

“How do I answer questions of safety, effectiveness, and patient selection criteria without the scientific expertise necessary to interpret the available research?”

webinar_1200-1.jpgJoin us for our FREE webinar, Solving Your Coverage Policy Challenges with Evidence, on Tuesday, June 27th at 1:00pm ET. During this presentation, we will review the process by which our scientific and clinical experts rigorously scrutinize and assess the peer-reviewed, published literature to provide you with the information necessary to make informed coverage policy determinations with complete transparency. We’ll cover such topics such as:

Systematic Review - a process that involves:

  • intensive scoping of the topic
  • a tedious review of vast quantities of evidence to select the studies most likely to answer the key questions
  • a critical, unbiased appraisal of the body of evidence

Comparative Effectiveness Review

  • A type of systematic review that assesses the relative benefits and harms among a range of available treatments or interventions for a given condition.

Health Technology Definitions

We use the term “health technology assessments”; but what does it mean? While the phrase often brings to mind electronic medical/health records or some other form of health-related information technology, it actually encompasses several items, including, but not limited to:

  • Medical procedures
  • Drugs
  • Biologics
  • Diagnostics
  • Medical devices

gold standard_1200.jpgThese are just a fraction of the processes and information that we use to perform the “deep dive” to bring you the most thorough, fiercely unbiased, and accurate evidence analysis possible. Join us for the webinar to find out how Hayes provides you with the “gold standard” in unbiased evidence assessments for your decisions surrounding coverage policy. We’ll see you on June 27th!

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