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Teenage Wasteland: Paying for New Drugs and Other "Adolescent" Technologies

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The debate over comparative effectiveness research has focused heavily on standards of evidence to judge the relative value of different therapies and standards for when and how conclusions should drive coverage policy. Less attention has been paid to a more fundamental question: when should the value determination be made. CMS’ top coverage official has an idea that would radically change that process.

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