On Behalf of the NBHPI, NOF Submits Comment Letter Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) to Inform its Value Framework Update

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), on behalf of NBHPI, is pleased to respond to the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER’s) call for stakeholder comments to inform its value framework update. Our comments reflect our interest in engaging ICER in a continuing dialogue to ensure that patients with osteoporosis receive clinically appropriate treatments to manage this chronic disease.

We support ICER’s goal of improving the quantity and quality of information available to clinicians, patients, and payers so that treatment and coverage decisions lead to high-value health care for all Americans. ICER has recognized that osteoporosis is an emerging health policy crisis that threatens to further stress our health care financing systems.

NOF has started to engage in the protection of care for osteoporosis patients by commenting on rules and regulations that could, if passed, impact the health of our community.

NOF Recommendations to ICER:

  • ICER should ensure that its assumptions on disease burden, costs of care, and incremental cost of new treatments are up to date.

  • ICER should incorporate disease-specific, real world patient experience and preferences into its quantitative value assessments.

  • ICER should increase its patient and caregiver community engagement efforts throughout its process

  • ICER’s analyses should consider the disease-specific patient population.

To read the full letter click here.

Chris Dockter