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PCORI Board Adopts CER Standards

Posted 26 November 2012 | By Ansis Helmanis

The Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) at its 19 November 2012 meeting in Boston, MA adopted 47 revised methodology standards that are intended to guide the comparative effectiveness research (CER) funded by PCORI. 

The Board also authorized at the meeting the development of three new CER funding announcements: Treatment options for uterine fibroids, the safety and benefits of treatment options for severe asthma, and fall prevention in the elderly.  

PCORI was created by the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the primary purpose of which is to reduce national health care costs.  The PPACA specifically permits Medicare to use the findings of the CER studies funded by PCORI in its national reimbursement decision-making process.

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