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Research Projects

New Projects

At the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR), our new projects include:

  • CMS Innovation Award to evaluate cloud-based technology in the critical care setting.
  • Simulation model to assess vascular access options at hemodialysis initiation.
  • The costs and benefits of treatments for treat leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
  • Analyzing multiple unmanaged comorbidities in diabetes patients
  • Factors influencing Medicare coverage of new technology
  • The influence of comparative effectiveness research on coverage and reimbursement
  • Modeling the impact of early Alzheimer’s disease detection

Past Projects

Our past projects include:

  • Can Medicare identify and pay for high-value and low-value services?
  • How framing of health benefits affects the perceived value of cancer treatments;
  • Willingness-to-pay for cancer therapies;
  • Value-based payment and coverage policies for Medicare;
  • The “reassurance value” people place on diagnostic tests
  • The projected impact of a tiered, value-based drug formulary
  • Value-based formulary policies for specialty medications;
  • Opioid abuse risk and optimal REMS policies;
  • The quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer’s disease;
  • Drug companies use of FDAMA Section 114
  • The quality and performance of Medicare Special Needs Plans.
  • The economics of mild cognitive impairment
  • Projecting long-term therapeutic benefits for spinal cord injury therapies based on short-term clinical data
  • FDA’s regulatory actions against health economic promotions