March 9, 2016 – The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has released a revised draft report, titled Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting, which reflects revisions made following a public comment period on an initial draft. The report offers an overview of the policy landscape and a review of the evidence on the delivery of palliative care in the outpatient setting. The report also presents an analysis of the evidence on the comparative clinical effectiveness and value of different approaches to palliative care. The revised draft will be the subject of the March 31, 2016 public meeting of the New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council (New England CEPAC).

ICER is committed to a transparent public engagement process to ensure that all stakeholders have the opportunity to provide input to our reports. After the initial draft ICER report was released on February 9, 2016, interested stakeholders had a two-week period to provide comments. ICER staff considered these comments in the development of the revised draft report and updated information in the report based on comments received. The revised draft, as well as the accompanying voting questions, public comments, and ICER’s written response to comments, are available on the New England CEPAC website.

During the public meeting on March 31, 2016, there will be a limited amount of time available for interested stakeholders to make an oral comment on the report. Requests to make oral comments should be submitted to by 5PM ET on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

More information on our methods for public engagement can be found here.

New England CEPAC Meeting Details

Date: March 31, 2016
Location: The Bushnell Performing Arts Center, Autorino Great Hall, 166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

More information is available on the New England CEPAC website.