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Analysis of The National Institutes of Health Medicare Coverage Assessment

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2009

Michael Dubinsky
Prospect Asssociates, Ltd.
John H. Ferguson
Office of Medical Applications of Research, National Institutes of Health


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is periodically asked to conduct assessments of new medical technologies to assist in coverage decisions made at the Office of Health Technology Assessment (OHTA) for the Health Care Financing Administration coverage policy. Analysis of NIH assessments indicates that even though most NIH assessments rely only on expert opinion, OHTA agreed with NIH recommendaations in over 90%.

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