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The Comparative Effectiveness Research Daily Newsfeed®, known for short as the CER Daily Newsfeed®, offers the latest news, research and related information on comparative effectiveness research, real-world data and evidence, value assessment and other important health care topics. 

News from Friday, August 5, 2022


Filling The Gaps: The Role And Value Of Supplemental Benefits In Medicare Advantage

(8/5, Allison Rizer and Laura Benzing, Health Affairs Forefront) comments “...CMS could also build on the Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) demonstration and data collected through it. The VBID demonstration allows Medicare plans to target benefit design to enrollees based on chronic conditions or socioeconomic characteristics and incentivize the use of benefits through rewards and incentives. As part of this demonstration, CMS is collecting data on benefits.” Full


Telehealth Could Improve Access to Health Care for Pregnant Mothers, Their Infants

(8/4, Nicole Rideout, OHSU News) reports “...Researchers found that when telehealth-delivered care was used to supplement or replace in-person maternal care services, clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction were similar to in-person care — and sometimes better. In particular, the study found telehealth strategies were especially promising for certain health services, such as the treatment of postpartum depression and remote monitoring of conditions like diabetes and hypertension during pregnancy. And for low-risk pregnancies, telehealth could replace some general in-person maternity care.” Full


Patient-Centered Core Impact Sets (PC-CIS) Blueprint Open for Public Comment

(8/4, Silke Schoch, National Health Council Blog) comments “The National Health Council (NHC) has opened the Patient-Centered Core Impact Sets (PC-CIS) Blueprint for public comment! A PC-CIS is a patient-derived and prioritized list of impacts a disease and/or its treatments have on a patient and their life, as well as that of their family and caregivers. The PC-CIS Blueprint gives its users a process for making use of the knowledge patients, caregivers, and families have about the impacts of a disease and treatment. It is equally important to account for diverse and representative groups of patients that can inform us about their lived experiences and what is most important to them. By utilizing meaningful patient engagement methods, organizations can help to provide the foundation for identifying and prioritizing the impacts of most concern.” Full


Data Registry to Capture Real-World Evidence of Canaloplasty

(8/5, Christine Klimanskis, Ocular Surgery News) reports “...‘The iTrack Global Data Registry is providing high-quality, real-world evidence of the effectiveness and safety of canaloplasty to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension,’ Nathan Kerr, BHB, MBChB, MD, FRANZCO, said in the release. ‘Importantly, it provides a robust means by which to collect uniform data to evaluate specified outcomes across the spectrum of glaucoma. It will make a major contribution to our understanding of the clinical effectiveness of canaloplasty and will enable evidence-based decision-making.’” Full

Press Releases

PCORnet® Resources Are Being Used To Reduce Gaps In Congenital Heart Disease Care

(8/4, PCORnet Press Release) “PCORnet...is helping a research team to better understand how gaps in care impact the experience of adults with congenital heart disease, or CHD. The CHI-RON study, which stands for Congenital Heart Initiative: Redefining Outcomes and Navigation to Adult-Centered Care, is combining clinical and claims data insights from PCORnet with patient-reported data to help guide health care providers in how best to care for this population, not only at the point of diagnosis, but also throughout their lives. ‘Many patients with CHD are diagnosed and treated as children, but it is important to remember that treatment isn’t a cure,’ said Anitha John, co-principal investigator of the study. ‘CHD patients should continue care throughout adulthood to catch any serious cardiac issues early enough to support a positive prognosis.’” Full


Letter of Intent Deadline for Science of Engagement PCORI Funding Announcement

August 9, 2022

5:00PM ET



Engagement Awards: Building Capacity for Small Organizations to Engage in PCOR/CER (October 2022 Cycle) Applicant Office Hours (One)

August 11, 2022

11:00 - 11:30AM ET