Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Seeks Patient, Scientist and Stakeholder Reviewers for Pilot Projects Grants Program

Review Process Will Ensure the Patient’s Voice Is Included in PCORI-Funded Research WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is looking for patients, scientists and other stakeholders to be merit reviewers for its pilot projects grants program. The purpose of the reviews is to determine the significance and quality of submitted research proposals. […]

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute: Just Another AHRQ?

by DrWes -Get Better Health: If you want to grow the expense of health care delivery in America very quickly, then create two government agencies to do the same job. From the 28 September 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, we read about a small paragraph in our new health care law that created the […]

PCORI Chief Vows Institute Will Not Do Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

BY CEA REGISTRY TEAM – The Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health: During a conference focusing on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), the PCORI’s executive director, Dr Joe Selby, stated, “You can take it to the bank that PCORI will never do a cost-effectiveness analysis”. [1] This statement was in response to […]

PCORI Funding Announcement

PCORI: Program Overview: PCORI Pilot Projects. Following is an overview of the PCORI Pilot Projects Grant Program. Please refer to the remainder of the PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA) for full details. Purpose: The purpose of the PCORI Pilot Projects Grant Program is threefold. First, the applications themselves will assist PCORI with ongoing development and enhancement of national research priorities […]

Lawmakers push super committee to make major Medicare pay reforms

By CHARLES FIEGL – Amednews Staff:   Washington — Some lawmakers have joined physician associations in calling on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to enact major Medicare reforms as it attempts to lower future deficits by at least $1.2 trillion. Sen. Patty Murray (D, Wash.), co-chair of the special congressional panel, has said everything, including […]

AMA launches multi-million dollar ad campaign urging Congress to repeal SGR now

The AMA launched a TV and radio advertising campaign to urge patients and physicians to tell Congress that the time for repeal of the broken Medicare physician payment formula is now. The ads are part of the AMA’s grassroots effort to urge patients and physicians to contact Congress and encourage repeal of the sustainable growth rate […]

OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Massachusetts past haunts Romney

By Julian Pecquet – The Hill:  The Republican primary got a lot nastier on Monday after Texas Gov. Rick Perry released one of the most effective ads so far linking front-runner Mitt Romney to the federal healthcare reform law reviled by so many in the GOP. Aspects of the law — especially its government subsidies […]

Physicians Oppose MedPAC Prosposal and Seek Tort Reform from Deficit Committee

By Jay Nawrocki – Wolters Kluwer Law & Business: Several physician groups voiced strong concerns to recommendations adopted by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) that would replace the sustainable growth rate formula (SGR) with a 10 year schedule of payment reductions and payment freezes for physicians.   In addition, 98 physician groups sent a letter to […]

Medicare advisory group recommends SGR repeal, catch-up for PCP

By:  Annette M. Boyle, – Modern Medicine: The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has voted 15-2 to recommend to Congress a plan that repeals the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula and replaces it with a mechanism to keep rates steady for primary care physicians (PCPs) over the next decade while cutting payments to specialists. “The [SGR] system—the […]

Off to a Slow Start: PCORI Faces Challenges in Getting Established

Applied Policy: The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a new comparative effectiveness research board created by the health reform law, is said to be underspent, behind schedule and largely undefined, still searching for its niche less than one month away from ending its public comment period and opening up grant applications. Consumer advocates […] […]

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