ICER Value Assessment Framework

ICER’s proposed updates to the Value Assessment Framework are currently open to public comment. Comments must be received by April 3, 2017 at 5PM ET. All comments should be emailed to as attached Word documents (no PDFs) in 12-point Times New Roman font.

Dr. Steve Pearson, ICER’s President, presented the proposed changes during a webinar on February 13th at 3pm. Watch the recorded webcast here

ICER Value Assessment Framework

The ICER value framework describes the conceptual framework and set of associated methods that guide the development of ICER evidence reports.  The purpose of the value framework is to form the backbone of rigorous, transparent evidence reports that, as a basis for broader stakeholder and public engagement, will help the United States evolve toward a health care system that provides sustainable access to high-value care for all patients.

The initial framework was developed with input from a multi-stakeholder workgroup that included the perspective of patient advocates, clinical societies, life sciences companies, pharmaceutical benefit managers, and insurers.  All participants provided input into the development of the value assessment framework but none should be assumed to approve of its approach.

Value Framework Update

In 2016, ICER’s existing value framework was opened to public comment as part of a planned update to ICER’s methods. During the public comment period, ICER received over 50 sets of comments from patients, clinicians, life science companies, and other stakeholders. In addition, ICER convened a one-day meeting with over 40 health care stakeholders to review the current Value Assessment Framework.

Based on feedback received during the public comment period and at the stakeholder meeting, ICER has published a set of proposed changes to the Value Assessment Framework. A separate document outlining ICER’s response to specific comments received will be available at a later date. The proposed updates will be open to further public comment until April 3, 2017 at 5PM ET. All comments should be emailed to Comments must be received by the deadline to be considered, and must follow the below formatting specifications:

  • Times New Roman, 12-point font size
  • Word document (no PDFs)
  • Electronic copy only

For those interested in a detailed explanation of the proposed updates to ICER’s Value Assessment Framework, watch a recording of Dr. Steven Pearson’s webinar detailing the changes here.

Download the slide presentation from the webinar here.