The Center’s Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) supported The Idaho Medicaid Pharmacy Program.
In 2019, the Center’s Drug Effectiveness Review Project team worked with Washington Health Care Authority to develop risk-of-bias tools for state clinical staff to assess the quality of randomized and nonrandomized studies. The tools were developed using national and international standards for study quality, tailored for ease-of-use during prior authorization request reviews. The Center hosted a hands-on experiential training on use of the forms, and today Washington State staff use the forms to guide evidence-based coverage decision making in alignment with Washington Administrative Code for quality of evidence.
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