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Short-Term Government Funding Legislation includes Health Policy Extenders, Drug Rebate Definition Change, DSH Policies

On September 26, 2019 the Senate approved H.R. 4378, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Health Extenders Act of 2019, which would fund the federal government through November 21, 2019.  The House has already approved the legislation, and President Trump is expected to sign the bill.  The legislation includes a number of health program funding … Continue Reading

PCORI Comparative Effectiveness Data Infrastructure Event (April 23)

On April 23, 2013, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is hosting a roundtable discussion on “Building a National Data Infrastructure to Advance Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research.” The event will focus on the challenges and opportunities in creating such a research infrastructure and how PCORI’s investments can provide unique value. The registration deadline is April … Continue Reading

PCORI Seeking Nominations for Advisory Panels

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was established by the ACA to support federal comparative effectiveness research efforts. PCORI is seeking nominees for four new advisory panels to make non-binding recommendations to assist PCORI in identifying research priorities and refining its agenda. The advisory panels will focus on addressing disparities; assessing prevention, diagnosis, and treatment … Continue Reading

IRS Regulations Implement Insurer Fee to Fund PCORI Trust Fund

On December 6, 2012, the IRS published final regulations implementing fees on issuers of certain health insurance policies and plan sponsors of certain self-insured health plans to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund. The Trust Fund supports the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which was established by the ACA to assist patients, clinicians, purchasers, … Continue Reading

PCORI Workshops on Research Topic Selection

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has announced a series of workshops intended to obtain input from patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders on PCORI’s draft process for generating and selecting specific research topics: On October 27-28, PCORI will host a workshop on “Transforming Patient- Centered Research: Building Partnerships and Promising Models,” focusing on the patient’s … Continue Reading

PCORI Seeks Comments on Draft Outcomes Research Methodology Standards

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking comments on its draft Methodology Report, proposing standards for the conduct of patient-centered outcomes research.  The report covers, among other things, the rationale for standards for patient-centeredness, prioritizing topics for research; choosing a study design; and for designing, conducting, and reporting research (including standards for adaptive and … Continue Reading

House Appropriations Panel Votes to Defund ACA, AHRQ

On July 18, 2012, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approved legislation funding federal programs in its jurisdiction. Among other things, the bill would block funding to implement the ACA (except for select provisions) and cut funding for various government entities established by the ACA, including the Center for … Continue Reading

PCORI Announces ACA Comparative Effectiveness Funding

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board (PCORI), which was established by the ACA, has announced that it is seeking applicants for $120 million in funding for comparative effectiveness research projects involving: (1) Assessment of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options; (2) improving healthcare systems; (3) communication and dissemination; and (4) addressing disparities.… Continue Reading

IRS Notice on ACA Insurance Plans Fees to Fund Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund

On April 17, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that implement and provide guidance on an ACA provision imposing fees on issuers of certain health insurance policies and plan sponsors of certain self-insured health plans to fund the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund. The Trust Fund supports the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute … Continue Reading

PCORI Issues Draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda

On January 23, 2011, the ACA’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) released its first draft National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda, which will be used to guide funding announcements for comparative clinical effectiveness research. The proposed national priorities for research are as follows: Comparative Assessments of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options — determining which … Continue Reading

PCORI Seeks Comments on Topics for Pilot Project Grants

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which was established by the ACA, is seeking public feedback on eight initial topics for a series of “Tier 1” pilot projects. The pilot projects are intended to help PCORI set national priorities for research, support the development of novel methods or collection of preliminary data that can advance patient-centered … Continue Reading

PCORI Proposes Definition of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), established by the ACA, is seeking public comment on its working definition of “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research” (PCOR) to help focus the panel’s comparative effectiveness efforts. Under the working definition, PCOR “helps people make informed health care decisions and allows their voice to be heard in assessing the value of health … Continue Reading

IRS Invites Comments on Insurance Fee to Finance PCORI Trust Fund

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is seeking comments on the funding mechanism for the ACA’s Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund. The Trust Fund will finance the work of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which is charged with conducting comparative clinical effectiveness research. The Trust Fund is to be financed in part by fees to be paid … Continue Reading

PCORI Executive Director Appointed

On May 16, 2011, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) — created by the ACA to spearhead federal comparative effectiveness research — announced the selection of Joe V. Selby, M.D., M.P.H., as the first PCORI executive director.   Dr. Selby is a family physician, clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher.  … Continue Reading
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