BOSTON, November 21, 2023 – The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) announced today that it will assess the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of ensifentrine for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The assessment will be publicly discussed during a meeting of the Midwest CEPAC (Midwest CEPAC) in June 2024, where the independent evidence review panel will deliberate and vote on evidence presented in ICER’s report.
ICER’s website provides timelines of key posting dates and public comment periods for this assessment.
Consistent with ICER’s process for announcing new assessments, we have spent the past five weeks engaging with targeted stakeholders, including relevant patient groups and consumer advocates, the manufacturer of the treatment being assessed, and clinical specialists. Based on this preliminary cross-stakeholder engagement, today ICER has posted a Draft Scoping Document outlining how we plan to conduct this assessment.
All interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments and suggested refinements to the scope to ensure all perspectives are adequately considered. Comments can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by 5 PM ET on December 13, 2023. Please submit public comments as a Word document in the following format:
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Three-page maximum (not including references or appendices)
ICER’s Patient Portal and Manufacturer Engagement Guide provide additional guidance for submitting public comments, including suggestions for what types of information may be most useful.
In addition to comments on the scope, ICER also welcomes submissions from stakeholders on examples of low-value care practices within this clinical area. These submissions will inform a report section focused on strategies to reduce waste and preserve resources for high-value, potentially higher-cost treatments.
More information is available in the scoping document.
Following the public comment period, a revised scoping document will be posted on or about December 21, 2023.