Coverage with Evidence Development Issue Brief (January 2009)

This issue brief summarizes a recommended framework for CED that would allow private and public health plans to collaborate on a single CED initiative.

Major elements of the brief include:

  • A model for CED development and implementation, including definition of the roles for different CED participants;
  • Criteria to select appropriate technologies for CED development; evaluate proposed research; and guide the decisions of individual health plans and other purchasers (both public and private) on whether to participate in a particular CED initiative; and
  • Different approaches to incorporate CED within existing health benefits programs.