CMTP founders and its leadership team serve as resources to government, professional societies, and private entities on many aspects of health policy at the national and international level. CMTP focuses on issues related to the creation and optimal use of evidence in health and clinical policy decision making. These activities, from pilot projects to policy analyses, often focus on new and innovative solutions for incorporating comparative effectiveness research into policy and practice.
Members of the CMTP senior leadership team were instrumental in establishing the Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) policy at the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Senior staff members have also developed a policy framework and model benefit language to help private health plans implement CED policies, where coverage for promising, emerging technologies is provided on the condition of enrollment in a study that will generate the additional benefit and safety information medical directors need to make an informed coverage decision. More recent analyses have examined the use of an adaptive licensing strategy to more rapidly provide new technology while continuing to collect evidence.
In 2010, CMTP began a Policy Leadership Briefs series to educate decision makers on Capitol Hill and the Washington, DC area on key aspects of comparative effectiveness research. Two briefings have been completed: “What is CER?” and “CER and the PCORI Methodology Committee.” These have been highly successful and future sessions are in the planning stages.
CMTP has been involved in health policy issues at an international level. In partnership with Heath Technology Assessment international (HTAi), CMTP convened the Green Park Collaborative in 2011. We also host the HTAi CED blog site. We invite you to register on that site and welcome your contributions. CMTP also reviews draft policies and procedures for the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EuNetHTA) to further its efforts to harmonize technology assessments performed by member countries.
Please select from the list on the left to review a number of the policy areas in which CMTP is involved.