Boston, Mass., July 26, 2016– The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has released two Final Reports, the first titled Obeticholic Acid for the Treatment of Primary Biliary Cholangitis: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness, Value, and Value-Based Price Benchmarks, and the second titled Obeticholic Acid for the Treatment of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Value. The Final Reports, which review the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of obeticholic acid for treatment of these two liver diseases, incorporate a summary of votes taken on the evidence during a public meeting of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC), as well as key policy recommendations stemming from discussion with a panel of experts during the meeting.
The Final Reports are accompanied by a “Report-at-a-Glance” document, which summarizes key points of the evidence review and economic model, voting results, and policy recommendations. The Report-at-a-Glance focuses primarily on the report addressing treatment of PBC, due largely to the preliminary nature of the data on use of OCA in NASH.
A key goal of ICER’s reports is to ensure that patients, providers, insurers, and policymakers have the information they need to support efforts to improve the quality and value of care.