Did you know? (Medical devices and Mental Health Products)

Did you know? (Medical devices and Mental Health Products)

Do you know....US health plans:

  • Compared medical devices with: standards of care (64% of the time), other devices only (23%); and pharmaceuticals (13%)?
  • Carved out their mental health benefit out 1/3 of the time, and for mental health conditions with multiple therapies available: generics are required first (45% of plans), step therapy is mandated (37%), and specialists are required (18%)?

The answers to the above questions were part of the JeSTARx Group's ISPOR posters--check them out at JeSTARx.com/publications.  We specialize in developing and communicating comparative data to support product use and formulary placement.

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