APR 10, 2019 1:30 PM PDT

Tools & Processes for Making Evidence-Based Policy Decisions

C.E. Credits: P.A.C.E. CE Florida CE
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  • Senior Research Analyst for Medical Policy & Technology Evaluation, Independence Blue Cross
    Biography
      Eugean Jiwanmall's past professional experiences include basic science and clinical research. In his current role as a Senior Research Analyst for Medical Policy & Technology Evaluation at Independence Blue Cross' Claim Payment Policy Department within Facilitated Health Networks, he has served as the subject-matter-expert, writer, reviewer, communicator, presenter, consultant, adviser/facilitator, & decision-maker for hundreds of medical policy topics & technology assessments within dozens of clinical disciplines & multiple business areas. Eugean has participated in numerous roles in a number of conferences & summits etc. upon invitations.

      Eugean is finishing graduate work in bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences with honors from Drexel University (minor was in business administration), a master's degree of public health in evaluative clinical sciences from Dartmouth Medical School, and an MBA in health care management and economics with honors from Drexel University.

    Abstract

    The exponential advents of advances in techniques and types of molecular diagnostic testing, and modifying strategies for these tests, are encouraging; but these evolutions simultaneously continue to introduce challenges in clinical evaluations and subsequent medical policy and reimbursement decisions related to these events. Robust critiques and standardized analyses are always recommended for coverage decisions, but flexibilities may need to be considered when appropriate. ACCE & PICOTS Models etc. must drive any assessments before financial/economic capacities come into play.  

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Learning the criticality of evidence development, application, and evaluation 
    2. Introduction to & understanding of pivotal conceptual frameworks


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