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Analysis of Dental and Vision Plan Non-Covered Services and Materials Mandates: An Update
April 12, 2022 - 4:12 pm, by
Through our ongoing work with the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Dental Association (ADA), Avalon has recently conducted survey research to update our 2016 “Analysis of Dental and Vision Plan Non-Covered Services and Materials Mandates.”
Analysis of Dental and Vision Plan Non-Covered Services and Materials Mandates and the Projected Role of the DOC Access Act in the Vision and Dental Markets: An Update
January 4, 2022 - 1:56 pm, by
In 2016, we conducted a survey-based study of optometry and dentistry in North Carolina and Texas to determine the impact on fees charged in states with laws prohibiting insurers from setting fees for non-covered services.
Count the Cost of Disability Caused by COVID-19
June 8, 2021 - 2:50 pm, by
Focusing only on cases and deaths hides the pandemic’s lasting health burden on people, societies and economies. The COVID-19 pandemic is well into its second year, but countries are only beginning to grapple with the lasting health crisis.
MO551 A Cost-Offset Analysis of the Roxadustat Dialysis-Dependent Global Phase 3 Program: A Canadian Healthcare Perspective
May 30, 2021 - 11:27 am, by
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a costly public health issue, which affects 13.4% of the population globally.
Lost in Transmission: Analytic Applications of Public Health Data to Inform Evaluations of the Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Value of Interventions for COVID-19
May 29, 2021 - 11:33 am, by
Together with our colleagues at Broadstreet Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Avalon’s John Schneider took part in an ISPOR workshop entitled “Lost in Transmission: Analytic Applications of Public Health Data to Inform Evaluations of the Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Value of Interventions for COVID-19.”
Leveraging Publicly Available Data to Estimate a Real-Time Reproduction Number (Rt) for Covid-19- A Comparison of Two Methods
May 29, 2021 - 11:28 am, by
John Schneider and Amanda Howarth collaborated with Broadstreet Health Economics and Outcomes Research on a poster entitled “Leveraging Publicly Available Data to Estimate a Real-Time Reproduction Number (Rt) for Covid-19- A Comparison of Two Methods".
Mendelian Randomization: Estimation of Inpatient Hospital Costs Attributable to Obesity
May 15, 2021 - 11:33 am, by
The Avalon team employed Mendelian randomization to help Novartis understand the proportion of obesity costs that might be explained by genetic causes.
Online Simulation Model to Estimate the Total Costs of Tobacco Product Waste in Large U.S. Cities
July 1, 2020 - 4:42 pm, by
Tobacco product waste (TPW) is one of the most ubiquitous forms of litter, accumulating in large amounts on streets, highways, sidewalks, beaches, parks, and other public places, and flowing into storm water drains, waste treatment plants, and solid waste collection facilities.
Telehealth and Telemedicine in the Post-Pandemic Era
June 18, 2020 - 12:42 pm, by
In many ways the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic globally was met with sub-optimal levels of preparedness on the part of health care providers and provider systems, such as integrated delivery networks (IDNs).
Moving Beyond ‘Lives-Saved’ From COVID-19
May 15, 2020 - 4:51 pm, by
This blog covers the presentation given as part of the ISPOR pre-conference plenary session on HEOR in the era of COVID-19 which was held on 14 May 2020.
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